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DEMO HOUR: Bear Abouts

Issue: XXV.2 March-April 2018
Page: 6
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Becca Rose Glowacki, Mark Wonnacott, Amy Rose, Emma Powell, Liv Bargman

Bear Abouts is a research project into storytelling and tangible media. We have developed a digital and physical storytelling platform for children that gives kids the power to create and influence stories through making. We built a platform for Android devices in Unity 3D that uses touch points to connect with a package of physical components. It combines paper pages with animations and events on screen to make tactile storytelling experiences for children.

Glowacki, B.R. Bear Abouts: Sharing stories across the physical and digital. Proc. of IDC 2017. ACM, New York, 2017, 683–686;

Becca Rose Glowacki, University of the West of England, Bristol, and Pervasive Media Studio

Mark Wonnacott

Amy Rose, Pervasive Media Studio

Emma Powell

Liv Bargman, Central St Martins

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