Locative Treasure Hunts in the City: The Case of ActionBound
You’re cordially invited to participate in the online workshop to be held on Zoom on Friday 10 February between 1.30pm-3pm by Dr. Vasileios Delioglanis.
For your registration, please click here.
Those registered will receive the zoom link to be used on a day before the event (on Thursday 9 Feb. 2023)
Certificates of Participation will be provided.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
This workshop will concentrate on the ways in which locative media technologies can change our perception of the urban space through the creation of locative treasure hunts. In the first part, a short historical overview of locative media will be provided and participants will be acquainted with the function and role of locative and mobile media in contemporary social life. In the second part, attention will be paid to the relationship between locative media and gaming practices. Participants will be familiarized with the platform ActionBound, which can be used for the creation of locative treasure hunts by attaching digital content to specific locations in the urban environment.
Vasileios (Vassilis) N. Delioglanis (firstname.lastname@example.org) is currently an adjunct lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, while also teaching English at Primary State School Education in Greece. He has also taught in the Department of American Literature and Culture, School of English, AUTh. He holds a Ph.D. in Locative Media and North American Literature and Culture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. For his Ph.D. he was funded by the Board of Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.). He also holds an M.A. in American Literature and Culture, and a B.A. in English from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is the webmaster and a member of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) as well as a member of the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the Multimodal Research and Reading Group of the School of English, AUTh. His research interests include contemporary American fiction, locative media and games, Cyberpunk and Cyberculture, hypertext and multimedia fiction, and the fusion of literary practice with new media technologies.
For any questions, please email: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (Associate Professor, email@example.com)
You can read about the Multimodal Reading and Research Group here: www.enl.auth.gr/multimodal/.