Here at Eastgate, we’ve recently been talking a lot about locative stories and thinking about the possibilities that they might entail.

Locative hypertexts are intended to be read in a specific place. Often, these have been tourist destinations: a museum, or a historic building, or a monument. Many other sites can be imagined.

One question that was brought up today was a good one: how far is too far to make someone go for a story? A mile? Two? A continent?

Does it need to be someplace accessible by foot? Artificial Reality Games often ask players to travel to places by car, is this something a reader would be willing to do as well?

Interesting questions to think about as we start diving into a new form of storytelling.