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From Multimedia to Transmedia Experiences in the Interpretation of Heritage: The Mobile Application of Quebec City’s Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Author(s): Laurier Turgeon ; Francois Côté ; Alain Massé

Year: 2014

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The authors of this paper will present the new theoretical, methodological and technological approaches developed by the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Heritage to show how the combination of tangible and intangible cultural heritage interpreted through transmedia storytelling can greatly enhance and go beyond the multimedia experience of cultural heritage. The classical multimedia approach to cultural heritage has had a tendency to favor tangible heritage and to exploit different medias (written texts, 2D photography, panophography, 3D imaging, sound recordings, audio-visual recordings, panovideography) and to use them singularly or to lump them together to tell basically the same story. Inspired by the works of Henry Jenkins, who has experimented transmedia storytelling in the areas of video games, films and comics, the authors present their adaptation of this approach to the field of cultural heritage. Instead of telling the same story, they have developed stories across multiple forms of media. The mobile application of Quebec City will be used to demonstrate the numerous and very innovative potentialities of transmedia in the interpretation of cultural heritage.


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From Multimedia to Transmedia Experiences in the Interpretation of Heritage: The Mobile Application of Quebec City’s Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Laurier Turgeon, Francois Côté, Alain Massé. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437052)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America