Allegory:A Tool for Augmented RealityRichard Smyth, Ph.D.VM606 - Emerson College15 March 2012
Definition of Allegory       The representation of abstract ideas or    principles by characters, figures, or events in  ...
AnalogyA symbol is to a photoasAn allegory is to a filmA photo/image is static (1-to-1)A film puts photos/images into moti...
ExamplesIn PilgrimsProgress,Christian falls intothe Slough ofDespond, andPrayer helps himget out
Examples    In The Phantom    Tollbooth, Miles    jumps to    Conclusions and    must swim    across the Sea    of Knowle...
Allegory: Characters as Abstractions    Rhyme & Reason    Lethargarians    Christian    Prayer
Allegory: Places as Abstractions    The Doldrums    The Mountains of    Ignorance    The Slough of    Despond
Allegory in Augmented Reality American Plutocracy http://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/american-plutocracy/ AR...
Allegory in Augmented Reality  The Goddess of Democracy  http://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/goddess-of-     ...
Exercise 1: What Ideas to Store?    If you were a famous    star, what would you    rename yourself?    Think of three i...
Exercise 2: What Images to Use?    For the abstractions in Exercise 1, what    are some images that could allegorically  ...
Exercise 3: Where to Store Them?    Brainstorm three    places in Boston that    are significant (i.e.    have allegorica...
Exercise 4: Explore 3-D Warehouse
Ready-Made Allegorical Images?Are there images you might be able to use in a project like this?
Contact Information    Richard Smyth, Ph.D.    richard_smyth@emerson.edu    rsmyth64@yahoo.com
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Allegory: A Tool for Augmented Reality

  1. 1. Allegory:A Tool for Augmented RealityRichard Smyth, Ph.D.VM606 - Emerson College15 March 2012
  2. 2. Definition of Allegory The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form. A story, picture, or play employing such representation. John Bunyans Pilgrims Progress and Norton Justers The Phantom Tollbooth are allegories.
  3. 3. AnalogyA symbol is to a photoasAn allegory is to a filmA photo/image is static (1-to-1)A film puts photos/images into motion (symbols interacting)
  4. 4. ExamplesIn PilgrimsProgress,Christian falls intothe Slough ofDespond, andPrayer helps himget out
  5. 5. Examples In The Phantom Tollbooth, Miles jumps to Conclusions and must swim across the Sea of Knowledge to resume his journey
  6. 6. Allegory: Characters as Abstractions Rhyme & Reason Lethargarians Christian Prayer
  7. 7. Allegory: Places as Abstractions The Doldrums The Mountains of Ignorance The Slough of Despond
  8. 8. Allegory in Augmented Reality American Plutocracy http://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/american-plutocracy/ AR Occupy Wallstreet http://aroccupywallstreet.wordpress.com/
  9. 9. Allegory in Augmented Reality The Goddess of Democracy http://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/goddess-of- democracy-in-al-tahrir-square-cairo/
  10. 10. Exercise 1: What Ideas to Store? If you were a famous star, what would you rename yourself? Think of three issues/ abstractions and write them on the sticky notes Use the colored dots to vote on your preferences
  11. 11. Exercise 2: What Images to Use? For the abstractions in Exercise 1, what are some images that could allegorically represent these concepts?
  12. 12. Exercise 3: Where to Store Them? Brainstorm three places in Boston that are significant (i.e. have allegorical potential) Brainstorm three places in the U.S.A. that are significant Brainstorm three places in the world...
  13. 13. Exercise 4: Explore 3-D Warehouse
  14. 14. Ready-Made Allegorical Images?Are there images you might be able to use in a project like this?
  15. 15. Contact Information Richard Smyth, Ph.D. richard_smyth@emerson.edu rsmyth64@yahoo.com
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