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  • 1. Allegory:A Tool for Augmented RealityRichard Smyth, Ph.D.VM606 - Emerson College15 March 2012
  • 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. 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. ExamplesIn PilgrimsProgress,Christian falls intothe Slough ofDespond, andPrayer helps himget out
  • 5. Examples In The Phantom Tollbooth, Miles jumps to Conclusions and must swim across the Sea of Knowledge to resume his journey
  • 6. Allegory: Characters as Abstractions Rhyme & Reason Lethargarians Christian Prayer
  • 7. Allegory: Places as Abstractions The Doldrums The Mountains of Ignorance The Slough of Despond
  • 8. Allegory in Augmented Reality American Plutocracy http://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/american-plutocracy/ AR Occupy Wallstreet http://aroccupywallstreet.wordpress.com/
  • 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. 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. Exercise 2: What Images to Use? For the abstractions in Exercise 1, what are some images that could allegorically represent these concepts?
  • 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. Exercise 4: Explore 3-D Warehouse
  • 14. Ready-Made Allegorical Images?Are there images you might be able to use in a project like this?
  • 15. Contact Information Richard Smyth, Ph.D. richard_smyth@emerson.edu rsmyth64@yahoo.com

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