Experimental book made with cyanotype process & featuring AR technology
MA in Graphic Design, Postgraduate Project – University of Hertfordshire, 2020
Ⓒ Nóra Fanni Zentay
This experimental book uses unconventional design elements and approaches to expand the boundaries of the book as a medium. This is also an Augmented Book (or AR book) which means, that the book features augmented reality (AR) technology.
1. AR Artwork: This AR installation is a music visualisation, it is connected to the cyanotype prints that visualise the sound-waves of music on water.
In the case of an augmented book, the printed pages of the book are expanded by digital/ virtual elements that can be accessed on a smart device. AR technology in a book form allows perception across multiple sensory modalities – like: visual, auditory, haptic – therefore the reader also becomes a viewer and a listener. Thus, the “user” as the recipient becomes part of a journey around the notion of vulnerability through fragments of words, images and sounds in the multimodal senses. Therefore the reader can benefit from the efficient attribute of augmented reality.