Collaging Fahrenheit 451
BACKGROUND: When you think of reading a book in print form you are often locked into one experience that was chosen by the author and publisher. Collaging Fahrenheit 451 is a digital reading experience that gives the user/reader choices on how they experience the story/content. Each user/reader is essentially collaging or piecing together their own experience much in the same way that Montag does in Bradbury’s story.
GOALS: To create a dynamic and interactive digital experience using multiple kinds of content from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
OUTCOMES: This project will be entered into the ISTD 2017 Student Assessment as a response to Brief One: Banned Books.
The characters dialogue takes on a new focus while the rest of the story fades into the background.
In this mode there are image collages and typographic pieces that appear to support the story. The image collages are made from still shots from François Truffaut’s 1966 Fahrenheit 451 film and are meant to mimic the texture of screen printed images. The type pieces are key quotes from the story and have a texture that is reminiscent of letter press printing. The use of texture in this mode is meant to evoke old printing methods that were pushed aside in the story to make way for television and radios.
Users can learn about the numerous times Fahrenheit 451 has been censored in the United States, read Ray Bradbury’s response to being censored, and listen to important audio clips from the Fahrenheit 451 audio book.