A creative event with the title 'A Workshop on the AR Book: Layering the Virtual and the Physical' will take place on Wednesday March 31st, 2021, with the participation of Dr. Lizzy Pournara (Postdoctoral Researcher, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).
The workshop will be held between 18:30-20:30 via the ZOOM platform.
Language of the workshop: English.
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The book has acquired different forms throughout the ages – tablet, scroll, paper, tablet – to name a few. With the advent of digital technologies, there is no denying that the book has been greatly influenced by them, and developed in many imaginative ways. This workshop that is organized within the context of my postdoctoral research will introduce the AR book as an alternative book form and the participants will have the chance to get familiar with a variety of AR texts that use different kinds of marker-based technology. Furthermore, participants will explore how digital overlays become part of the physical book, and experience the interactivity the AR book offers. This workshop invites the participants to take into consideration the perspective that AR offers, ponder on the nature of the book, and reflect on their own assumptions about it in the form of creative responses.
Lizzy Pournara, Ph.D., is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of American Literature and Culture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary American Poetry (2018), an M.A. in English Literature (2013) and a B.A. in English (2011) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). In 2020, she completed an M.A. in Creative Writing (University of Western Macedonia). For her Ph.D. she was funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (2017-2018). In Fall 2015, she participated as an exchange Erasmus+ student at the Doctoral Program Materialities of Literature at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In Spring 2016, she was a Visiting Scholar (Stavros Niarchos Foundation IVGS Award) at Sensorium Center for Digital Arts and Technology, at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for her participation in the Salzburg Global Seminar (2014) and of a Scholarship of Excellence for Ph.D. Candidates (2016) by the Research Committee of AUTh.