"Emerging storytelling projects offer some of the best examples of the transformative potential of mobile media."

Jason Farman

What happens when stories meet mobile media? In this cutting-edge collection, contributors explore digital storytelling in ways that look beyond the desktop to consider how stories can be told through mobile, locative, and pervasive technologies. This book offers dynamic insights about the new nature of narrative in the age of mobile media, studying digital stories that are site-specific, context-aware, and involve the reader in fascinating ways.
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Mobile Stories

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These Pages Fall Like Ash
Combining mobile information via Raspberry Pi and a print-text book, this story plays out across several locations in Bristol.
34 North, 118 West
One of the first (if not the first) mobile, locative story projects designed.
Created in Toronto and then moving to 12 cities worldwide, this project offers curated and user-created content.
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Announcing The Mobile Story

Are you teaching a course on digital storytelling this coming semester? If you’re covering topics related to mob…

Ch. 1: Site-Specific Storytelling
Ch. 1: Site-Specific Storytelling

Chapter 1: Site-Specificity, Pervasive Computing, and the Reading Interface by Jason Farman Chapter Abstract: This…

Ch. 2: Wood Block Prototyping
Ch. 2: Wood Block Prototyping

Chapter 2: The Interrelationships of Mobile Storytelling: Merging the Physical and the Digital at a National Historic…

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