Theatre Book - Macbeth is an augmented reality pop-up book that brings 'the Scottish play' to life with miniature projection mapping. Created by Davy and Kristin McGuire in 2014, the multi media book features six pop-up pages designed like sets on a stage, with actors projected onto the paper scenery. Macbeth is the first story of a series of AR pop fiction books.
All technical equipment such as a battery-powered micro projector and computer, loudspeakers are integrated into the cover of the book creating a standalone storytelling device that mixes the formats of a book and a theatre stage. The story is driven by the owner of the book who turns the pages and thus triggers video and sound to play out the scenes.
Theatre Book is a development of The Icebook, the world‘s first projection mapped pop-up book: www.theicebook.com
Theatre book is a collaboration between Davy & Kristin McGuire, Matt Hayler and the Royal Shakespeare Company, supported by the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy.
REACT is a collaboration led by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England), Watershed and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). React-hub.org.uk