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 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.
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)
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 Occupy Wallstreet http://aroccupywallstreet.wordpress.com/
Allegory in Augmented Reality The Goddess of Democracy http://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/goddess-of- democracy-in-al-tahrir-square-cairo/
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
Exercise 2: What Images to Use? For the abstractions in Exercise 1, what are some images that could allegorically represent these concepts?
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...