Location-based mobile storytelling

Jennifer Stein, Scott Ruston, Scott S. Fisher

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This article describes an investigation in location-based mobile storytelling entitled Tracking Agama. Using a combination of SMS messaging, voice calls, and web log entries, Tracking Agama leads its participants on a narrative-based exploration of Los Angeles, in pursuit of a fabled urban researcher, "Agama." Participants use a bit of detective work to discover the keywords allowing access to Agama's voice-activated and phone-accessible audio diary entries; send and receive SMS messages from Agama and his assistant; and receive calls from the virtual characters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-50
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Technology and Human Interaction
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Interactive experience
  • Location-based
  • Mobile media
  • Storytelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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