Multisensory, pervasive, immersive: Towards a new generation of documents

Lyn Robinson
2015 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
This is the accepted version of the paper. This version of the publication may differ from the final published version. Permanent repository link: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/6864/ Link to published version: http://dx.t: +44 (0)20 7040 8390 f: +44 (0)20 7040 8845 2 Multi--sensory, Pervasive, Immersive: towards a new generation of documents Abstract The emergence of immersive documents, which allow the 'reader' to perceive unreality as real, is foreseen. This new type of document will evolve
more » ... m the combination of contemporary participatory, transmedia storytelling with pervasive computing technologies and multisensory interfaces. It is argued that a research programme within the information sciences is needed, to investigate new information behaviours associated with such documents, the new digital literacies needed to make effective use of them, and their place in the information communication chain. This opinion piece suggests that a combination of technologies, particularly pervasive, networked information, and multi--sensory interaction, will lead to widespread adoption of new forms of immersive documents. This will have significant implications for the library/information disciplines.
doi:10.1002/asi.23328 fatcat:3iqih7xrrzdixg7qa2bb4fnhiu