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AJC Decatur Book Festival Panel | BIG CITY MAPS: USING VIRTUAL REALITY TO BUILD FICTIONAL WORLDS

  • Marriott Conference Center C 101 East Court Square Decatur, GA, 30030 United States (map)
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Imagine if you could annotate a map of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County and then click on that map for a VR tour of the city… what a cool idea. Emory’s Rose Library and the Center for Digital Scholarship have partnered with the creators of Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline, an ongoing black comix series, to create a GIS map and virtual reality experience of the book’s fictional city, Big City. This digital platform will function as a prototype of a pedagogical tool for examining world-building techniques by fiction authors.