For my final project I am thinking about controlled story telling. The reader will control the pace of a story by dragging a see through display over a map showing the whole setting for the story. As the display is dragged over the map the characters will be animated underneath bringing the story to life.
Imisphyx is a non-linear story where viewers explore conversations between the characters by placing various tiles on the tabletop.
I saw this project last year and remembered it as a nice example of the reader dictating the story. The table-top set-up is also something similar to what I plan to employ and that format was accessible. This story was all about text. I will instead focus around the visual story with audio potentially also included.
This project explore the interaction between multiple people who have control over a scene. There are a number of parameter cubes that set the scene but nothing is illuminated until the light cube is used.
I like the use of a physical to explore the scene. The display that I plan to use will provide a similar illuminating effect by uncovering the scene underneath. The Augmented Shadow project drew the viewers attention to what was going on in the periphery – the shadows – instead of focusing in on the light. Using only an led display on my project will lose this effect. The display will be more of a window that focuses attention. It may be wise to include projection as well so as to mitigate some of the window effect.
While not a project, Ouija boards may serve as an interesting new take on the idea of uncovering the unknown. When a user of an Ouija board navigates the planchette around the board they are uncovering secrets. The OLED display presents a similar opportunity. It may be better to focus on the mystery/discovery piece of the display as opposed to the novelty of the technology.