An Experiment in Writing for Augmented Reality

"Bog Standard" is an experiment in writing for augmented reality completed for the New Media Writing course at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

In contrast to conventional writing, writing in augmented space uses place not as a subject or setting, but as the writing's medium. In essence, it makes real-life space into a gallery of meaning.

Adopting the styles and purposes of a personal essay, "Bog Standard" explores ideas of place, home, history, small-town life, and identity. It is installed via mobile technologies on a short route in Titusville, Florida, which extends from the I-95 exit ramp onto Highway 50, down a two-lane access road into a rustic suburban neighborhood, and ends at a small, unassuming pond in front of a residence, which is all that remains of a once-world-famous archaeological dig called the Windover Site.

How to Experience "Bog Standard"

Begin at the Mobil Gas Station just off the Highway 50 exit of I-95 in Titusville, FL.

Click on the links below to hear each episode. Clickable spots on the map also play the episodes.

[Note that in this sample, Location 1 is the only working link]