|Alice's Adventures in New Media is an Augmented Reality (AR) experience based on A Mad Tea Party, a chapter from Lewis Carroll's book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". The user assumes the role of Alice and sits at the tea party with three interactive characters: the Mad Hatter, Dormouse, and March Hare.
Alice is an exploration of interactive story-telling in AR. By comparing the unique characteristics of AR with established media such as film and interactive CD-ROMs, the project explores the one approach to using AR as a storytelling medium. Innovations include the refashioning of conventions used in film and interactive CD-ROMs for the development of an AR narrative, and the use of simple procedural characters to create an immersive interactive experience.
Alice was also the first prototype that demonstrated the feasibility of the Macromedia Director environment as an AR production tool.
MacIntyre, Blair, Bolter, Jay David, Moreno, Emmanuel, and Hannigan, Brendan. “Augmented Reality as a New Media Experience”. In International Symposium on Augmented Reality (ISAR 2001), New York, NY, October 29-30, 2001.
Moreno, Emmanuel, MacIntyre, Blair, Bolter, Jay David, "Alice's Adventures in New Media: An Exploration of Interactive Narratives in Augmented Reality" In CAST '01 (also appears as a special issue of the web journal http://netzspannung.org/journal/special/), Bonn, Germany, September 21-22, 2001, pp 149-152. [details]