This article investigates the uncanny logics of space, time, and voice in augmented reality by theorizing and illustrating how augmented space can serve as a formal medium for writing. Critical analyses of the audio and video walks of artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, and of student work on a “Writing in Augmented Space” assignment, demonstrate how the literate and literary possibilities afforded by these logics, which first appear as difficulties, identify techniques of an emergent genre of writing in the English studies curriculum.
“I Am Sitting Here Right Now with You”: Thresholds of Literacy in Augmented Space
Craig Stroupe is associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he teaches courses in the Digital Writing, Literature, and Design program and serves as director of graduate studies for the English MA Program. Previously, he taught creative writing at Kansas State University and was associate director of the eCampus at San José State University in the Silicon Valley. He earned his MA in creative writing and PhD in American literature from Florida State University.