Lookup NU author(s): Professor Kim Reynolds,
Dr Tom Schofield,
Dr Diego Trujillo Pisanty
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
This article draws on a multi-disciplinary project based on the David Almond archives at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The project combined archival research, augmented reality (AR) technology, Almond’s magical realist writing and experimental workshops to explore whether AR can enhance young people’s engagement with archives and literature. In the process it highlighted the extent to which Almond’s fiction is itself a form of augmentation that represents a particular geographical location—the North East of England—in ways that challenge official accounts of that place. This aspect of Almond’s writing corresponds to what Michel de Certeau describes as tactical spatial practice and is closely associated with some forms of AR.
Author(s): Reynolds K, Schofield T, Trujillo-Pisanty D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Children's Literature in Education
Pages: ePub ahead of Print
Online publication date: 29/06/2019
Acceptance date: 31/05/2019
Date deposited: 02/07/2019
ISSN (print): 0045-6713
ISSN (electronic): 1573-1693
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