This weeks task was a very unique one: Using Google Maps, tell a story…
Firstly, Google Maps is a very intuitive way of getting around. It adorns most smartphones, and it is literally impossible to get lost with a smartphone in the 21st century. Not only this, but Google Maps has also been used recently as a form of storytelling. I began by crafting a (dark) story, and plotting where the events of the story would take place. This then creates a timeline of sorts, and allows the reader to follow the story from point to point. Immersing themselves into the story more. On top of this, I also added pictures to each point, allowing further immersion, and more a 3D element to the story.
While I enjoyed this exercise, I do find its usefulness in any kind of narrative besides a ‘gimmicky’ or ‘inventive’ storybook would be limited. It only allows the same amount of storytelling as a novel would, with the addition of pictures.
To read the story and follow the map, click HERE