Tampa Tarot: An Experiment in Community Storytelling

  • Stephanie Tripp The University of Tampa


Tampa Tarot combines web-based interactive storytelling and an Augmented Reality (AR) feature that displays virtual tarot cards on users’ smart phones in specific geographical locations throughout the city. The project attempts to answer the following question: In a world of diffuse and fragmented media, where old places and stories are displaced and obscured by layers of disconnected images and a growing, changing population, how do we understand who we are as a community? Emphasizing the intrinsically social and historical character of the tarot, the project employs the narrative structure of cartomancy (card reading) as a form of community storytelling.


Tarot, Tampa, community, storytelling, narrative, news

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How to Cite
TRIPP, Stephanie. Tampa Tarot: An Experiment in Community Storytelling. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 199-207, aug. 2018. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/article/view/5281>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2019.