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By Jason Farman

What occurs while tales meet cellular media? during this state-of-the-art assortment, members discover electronic storytelling in ways in which glance past the computer to contemplate how tales should be advised via cellular, locative, and pervasive applied sciences. This publication bargains dynamic insights in regards to the new nature of narrative within the age of cellular media, learning electronic tales which are site-specific, context-aware, and contain the reader in interesting methods. Addressing very important themes for students, scholars, and architects alike, this assortment investigates the an important questions for this rising zone of storytelling and digital literature. themes lined contain the histories of site-specific narratives, concerns in layout and perform, area and mapping, cellular video games, narrative interfaces, and the interaction among reminiscence, heritage, and community.

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51. Jenkins, Convergence Culture, 20–21. 52. Mike Sharples, “The Design of Personal Mobile Technologies for Lifelong Learning,” Computers & Education 34, no. 3–4 (2000): 177–193. 53. , “The Design and Implementation of a Mobile Learning Resource,” Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 6, no. 3 (2002): 234. 54. Harvey May and Greg Hearn, “The Mobile Phone as Media,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 8, no. 2 (2005): 195. 55. Kristóf Nyíri, “Towards a Philosophy of M-Learning,” Proceedings from the IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (Vaxjo, Sweden, August 29–30, 2002).

This chapter focuses on the production of a mobile history platform used to explore Fort Vancouver, a historic site located on the banks of the Columbia River in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Fort Vancouver, once dubbed the “New York of the Pacific,” is a major archaeological resource, with more than two million artifacts in its collection. Most of those pieces, gathered from more than fifty years of excavations, are kept in warehouses, along with the boxes of documents, drawings, and other assorted historical records in storage that, because of severely limited access, obscure the fascinating and multicultural history of the place.

The story of Fort Vancouver already is being expressed in wayside signs, brochures, books, videos, podcasts, webpages, social media feeds, online photo galleries, and even through generic mobile applications that track user location and provide social updates and aggregated data, such as the nearest restaurants. Rather than being completely commodified in the digital age, information still can maintain distinct value based on the quality of the interpreter and the interpretation. Paul Kane documented the changing world as he saw it with a sketchpad.

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