A real world location based interpretation of the digital fiction “The Last Cartographer”. Using augmented reality technology though the application Layar we created an interactive non linear/recombinant narrative that leads the user around Granville Island following the story of two lovers attempting to locate each other in a dystopian future where climate change has put most of the city underwater.  By using mobile technology as the basis of navigation, we put the user in the story where the characters use the same tools (phones) to locate each other. Similarly, by making the setting Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada the user is placed directly in the context of the original story. In a way a reference to the Dérive of the french situationists, this project explores the different possibilities of a fiction created from possible arrangements of nodes or touch points in the digital world and the influence of the user decisions from real world interference.  

 


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