Paper + X

transmedia adventure with analog pop-up-sceneries and augmented reality
Teaser for Paper X
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Martin Baltscheit


Annual Multimedia Award 2017

Paper + x is a concept which merges analog pop-up-sceneries with augmented reality to create a transmedial adventure. The book becomes an interactive miniature theatre. When pages are opened, fantastic paper stages will unfold and fill with different actors and requisites.
This is realized by the use of a virtual reality headset, the Samsung Gear VR, in which the Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6 will be integrated. Its use makes it possible to dive into the book.
The combination of haptical experienced paper as static sceneries with digital replaceable content offers an innovative crossmedia storytelling. This novel perception gives the book a fresh expression. Single pages are used like theatre stages and show the location for the storyline with its actors. They are used for different episodes within the same story as well as for completely different content. Physical paper mechanics further playfully affect the pages and the story.

Based on the children’s story „Der Bartdieb“ by Martin Baltscheit and Christoph Mett the principle and benefits of Augmented Pop-Up Books are shown as an conceptual prototype.

Photo of Paper X and Christin Marczinzik
Diagram of the Paper X concept
3D image showing a cartoon sailor who is crying
3D image showing a cartoon police man
3D image showing a cartoon girl
3D image showing a cartoon pirate
3D image showing a cartoon sailor
3D image showing a cartoon pirate

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