“You get to BE Harold’s Purple Crayon”: The Limitations and Opportunities of Picture Book

Harold and the Purple Crayon App

“You get to BE Harold’s Purple Crayon”: The Limitations and Opportunities of Picture Book Apps, a Skywalk Lecture by Dr. Naomi Hamer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Millennium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street
Free admission

This lecture focuses on the changing conceptualization and design of the children’s picture book in the context of emerging mobile and interactive technologies. Contemporary picture books are increasingly produced and consumed through interactive picture book applications (“apps”) for mobile devices such as the iPad. Framed by theoretical and methodological approaches from game studies, social semiotics, and New Literacies Studies, Dr. Hamer will examine how picture books apps remediate the discourses articulated in the classic picture books and reflect the tensions the affordances and the limitations of interactive mobile technologies to offer dynamic modes to represent and interact with narrative.

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