Digital platform that gives kids the power to create and influence stories using paper objects.
Bear Abouts is a crossover in the fields of app creation, book publishing, and children’s education. Intended to recapture the magic of interacting with our hands that the proliferation of smartphones threatens to deaden, Bear Abouts is a digital/paper hybrid book that gives kids the power to create and influence stories.
The platform combines paper pages and digital animations to tell interactive stories across physical and digital spaces. It encourages invention, creative play, and imaginative storytelling with iPads or tablets.
Bear About is being developed with students at Filton Avenue Primary school. It was featured as one of the “strange controllers” at Now Play This. It has been developed through the MV Works programme, and it was awarded phase 1 and 2 of the Art and Technology Pilot Programme from Arts Council England and Innovate UK.