In the novel Around the World in Eighty Days, published in 1873 by French author Jules Verne, Phileas Fogg and his French valet, Passepartout, seek to travel around the world in eighty days or less on a bet. The novel was adapted as a radio play, 23 October 1938, by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air.
Directed by Sam Mowry
Inspired by "Martians with Moustaches" (see War of the Worlds, 2013, Season 1, episode 01) students in John Barber's Summer 2014 Digital Storytelling class sought to exhibit their work to the community. Together, we developed and curated Chronicles: Stories of the past, present & future, a collection of multimedia and transmedia responses to the radio drama Around the World in Eighty Days. Students identified digital media whose particular affordances (potentials for particular actions) could promote an expanded context for their narratives. They designed and developed content for their selected media and sought to use these media so to elaborate the telling of their stories, while maintaining an overarching conceptual narrative framework true to the original.
Around Downtown in Eight Days game
by Alyssa Korinke
Participants picked up "passports" at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in downtown Vancouver, Washington, and acquired stamps by visiting local business partners. At each location, participants found student-designed travel posters for each leg of the around-the-world journey. These posters were augmented with a digital overlay of images, text, and sound experienced via a freely downloadable application.
Passepartout: Valet or Interdimensional Man of Mystery?
by Alyssa Korinke and Justin Williams
An alternate backstory for Passepartout, imagining him (and Inspector Fix) as traveler's from a parallel world. Passepartout had stolen an important item in that parallel world, as was in this one to collect needed resources. The journey around the world with Fogg provided convenient cover.
by Jasmine Bothroyd and Kelsea Rothaus
An illustrated a journal allegedly created by Aouda, the young Indian woman rescued by Fogg and Passepartout from ritualistic sacrifice. In doing so, they brought this otherwise thin character to life, especially through their use of augmented reality.
Around the World in 80 Days
by Ryan Grover, Robert Ditty, and Hua-Yang Lee
A multimedia "chose your own adventure" illustrated with 8bit graphics in homage to early video games.
Around the World in 80 Days
by Stephen Palermini
Augmented reality and animation illustrate the adventure as never before!
Phileas Foggs Sound Narrative
by Dustin Speer
A sound collage to image how Fogg's journey might have sounded. He also created and put online and journal and a collection of photographs allegedly produced by Fogg.