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AR- new access points to not-so-new stories?

Posted on | December 1, 2017 | No Comments

with AR we will need to shift from a dependence on the technology alone to wow audiences, and toward cultivating captivating experiences and stories to evoke wonderment. This is a critical time to be exploring the capacity for storytelling in AR, as Grau writes, before the jeopardy of any staleness arises.
Papagiannis, Helen. Augmented Human: How Technology Is Shaping the New Reality (Kindle Locations 1633-1636). O’Reilly Media. Kindle Edition.

“…with AR we will need to shift from a dependence on the technology alone to wow audiences, and toward cultivating captivating experiences and stories to evoke wonderment. This is a critical time to be exploring the capacity for storytelling in AR, as Grau writes, before the jeopardy of any staleness arises.”

I see that what AR claims as “new ways of telling stories” are, in most cases,”wow” ways to access stories that are actually not so new when technology itself is the objective. Objects or spaces, which are supposed to be just sitting quietly in front of you, react and throw stories at you from the air. I wonder if the fundamental of what story is can be affected or challenged by AR.

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