In this paper we introduce StoryTrek, a locative hypernarrative system developed to generate stories based on a reader's location and specific movements in the real world. This creates, for readers, an interplay between navigation, narrative, and agency, as well as between the fictional and real world experience. In early tests we observed the emergence of a number of recurrent themes in participants' experiences which are characteristic of the StoryTrek system, but which also help us to understand locative media storytelling affordances more generally. In this paper we present the system itself, along with initial thematic observations concerning agency, role play, reflection, and shared experience.

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Keywords experience design, hypernarrative, locative media, story-telling
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/2181037.2181058
Conference 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments, MindTrek 2011
Citation
Khaled, R. (Rilla), Barr, P. (Pippin), Greenspan, B, Biddle, R, & Vist, E. (Elise). (2011). StoryTrek: Experiencing stories in the real world. Presented at the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments, MindTrek 2011. doi:10.1145/2181037.2181058