Book Apps; i-Pad Screens & Play
The POV Hackathon 7 gave us the opportunity to develop some early prototypes for interactive apps (see video directly below) which would be incorporated into The Dandelion King transmedia project. The 'Encounter App' allows readers/users to 1. Watch films which are related to the story and history of the book. 2. Experiment with a first person 'encounter group' experience putting users into a brief historical moment when self expression became a popular sport. The story of Encounter Groups is in many ways a story of how political mobilization was translated into 'self-actualization' a progression which has multiple impacts in how we imagine both identity and politics. This play links back to my mother's life, with different emotional play giving the player different moments in my mom's life, illustrating in intimate terms how different emotional behavior shapes more material experience.
The Dandelion King, a trans-media graphic novel; including short films, archival media & interactive book APP, all of which contribute to a divorce biography chronicling a social history of the 1970's.