Alice's Adventures in New Media

An AR re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland

September 22, 2001

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Alice’s Adventures in New Media is an Augmented Reality (AR) experience based on A Mad Tea Party, a chapter from Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The user assumes the role of Alice and sits at the tea party with three interactive characters: the Mad Hatter, Dormouse, and March Hare.Alice is an exploration of interactive story-telling in AR. By comparing the unique characteristics of AR with established media such as film and interactive CD-ROMs, the project explores the one approach to using AR as a storytelling medium. Innovations include the refashioning of conventions used in film and interactive CD-ROMs for the development of an AR narrative, and the use of simple procedural characters to create an immersive interactive experience.Alice was also the first prototype that demonstrated the feasibility of the Macromedia Director environment as an AR production tool.

References:

Moreno, Emmanuel, Blair MacIntyre, and Jay Bolter. 2001. ”Alice’s Adventure’s in New Media: An Exploration of Interactive Narratives in Augmented Reality.” Paper presented at CAST’01. 21-22 September 2001. Bonn, Germany. 149-152.

Alice's Adventures in New Media - September 22, 2001 - Blair MacIntyre