Storytelling in Augmented Reality

Storytelling in Augmented Reality

Technologically supported mediums of expression, - radio, television and now the Internet have not only enabled the story to spread beyond the campfire but also to help increase access and impact. This course asks the question: What will the world of storytelling look like in 10 years? Is it one devoid of human input and interaction dominated by CG artificial intelligence supported by machine learning, or is it one in which the relative strengths of human and machine coalesce to bring about an even better result?

Students will explore and build experiences that communicate the history and stories of Berlin through a combination of art and accessible augmented reality technologies. Topics include the history of storytelling through mediums and modes and technologies of expression, development and design for mixed reality devices, reality reconstruction techniques, applications of computer vision, volumetric video production, motion capture and spatial audio.

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