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iFiction: mobile technology, new media, mixed reality and literary creativity in English teaching


Chinthammit, W and Thomas, Angela, iFiction: mobile technology, new media, mixed reality and literary creativity in English teaching, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2012 - Arts, Media and Humanities Proceedings, 5-8 November 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, pp. 39-46. ISBN 978-1-4673-4664-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2012.6483987


iFiction is a location-based mobile application using Mixed Reality and multimedia technologies designed to enhance and transform children’ s interactive, participatory and innovative experiences with English literature. With this app, children author their own interactive reversionings of literary texts using a range of traditional multimedia technologies (such as text, audio, photo, video) as well as Mixed Reality (MR) technologies and then manipulate these media into a MR layering of the story that can be placed within a particular context of space and time, blending virtual and actual reality. iFiction uses theories of multimodal authoring and principles drawn from alternate reality gaming to create a unique context for children to learn to be sophisticated content creators, and to engage in critical and reflective cultural practice. We will report preliminary findings from our pilot project with school children as an indicative proof of concept of iFiction.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:interfaces, interaction, interactivity, visualization, spam, scaffolding
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and linguistics
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
UTAS Author:Thomas, Angela (Dr Angela Thomas)
ID Code:80991
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-11-20
Last Modified:2018-03-30
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