Periscope: The story beneath the surface.
Rachel Hashimshoni and María Cervera
Unlike real life situations, childrens’ literature is populated by narratives that focus on a single point of view, usually that of the protagonist or a narrator. Periscope presents tangible books which expose children to stories told from multiple perspectives using augmented reality. Through the use of additional visual media children will be able to observe characters’ mental projections, feelings and thoughts and weave together a richer more mature narrative. Periscope is designed to foster the development of social cognitive functions such as empathy and theory of mind.