This paper presents the textopia project, a locative media design experiment set up to explore the relationship between places and literary texts. The system allows a user to walk through the city of Oslo and listen to texts that talk about the places the user is passing by. A series of texts written for the system through a creative writing competition is analyzed to identify the potential for new, place-bound literary experiences made possible by the locative system.
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