Reference List

Start of the reference list

Dictionary (2014). Retrieved from

Segal, C. (1984). Classics and Comparative Literature. Fabrizio Serra editore, 13, p.9. Retrieved from

Willard, M. (1992). What makes the classics classic in literature? American Society for Information      Science. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 18(3), 17. Retrieved from


Sonata for Violin and Piano in F for Beginners K 547 by W. A. Mozart

 To do list tomorrow:

-Audio recording for stats
-Retake filming and recording spiel 2
-Pick up shots
-Retake filming in library for stats
-Overview of pinpoint locations on google earth


Augmented Reality

(Updated) I decided to use my sisters mac computer and re did the video because it s much clearer quality. I can show you guys on Monday when we meet up. 🙂

So after 8 frustrating hours I FINALLY figured out how to google earth and screen capture. Like seriously I wanted to throw my computer against the wall. Whew.

Okay so here is just a draft of the augmented reality. I just did a tour with pin points to the main places of interest we interviewed.  Let me know what you think and if i need to change anything. Its still a little choppy and blurred in places so this is just a tester.


First slide Definition

Literature; [Lit-er-uh-cher] noun

Writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays.” –

Literature, in its broadest sense, is any written work; [typed onto screen]


Here are those rough script outlines…We need to allocate them so that we can each change our allocated parts if we wish. There is 6 sections, so we can take 2 each and edit them to our liking before we film on Wednesday.


Literature has existed, in some for or another, from a time before the written language was even conceived. ‘Cavemen’ would draw stories on the walls of the caves they dwelled in; bards would would use spoken word, travelling from town to town sharing stories they had heard or created themselves. We have been sharing these stories throughout time, and it has given us the literature we have today. The dictionary can give us a definition of literature, but can we really define it? Is it words on a page? or something of a much deeper meaning? To really find out what literature is, we took to the streets of Auckland City and asked the people we met, not literature scholars but average people, what literature meant to them.

Second spiel:

So we’ve looked at what  we see literature as, but with so many different views on what literature is, does that make it a subjective topic? If so perhaps the question we really should be asking is not what literature is, but what shaped those views. Perhaps it’s our past relationship with literature that tells us what we feel towards literature now. So how does previous exposure to literature affect us in our views toward it?

Third spiel:

Both current literature and classic literature still has a place in our preferences, but why? As Charles Segal wrote, “Talking about ‘Classics and Comparative Literature’ is artificial; thè subject would be more appropriately defined as just ‘Classics and Literature’, for thè best literary criticism of classical texts is, and must necessarily be, informed by thè study of literature as a whole. The most sensitive practitioners of literary criticism in Classics have always drawn heavily, directly or indirectly, on other literatures.” Basically everything we read in same way or another is affected, or directed by previous works. So when you read a modern piece of literature, many of it’s themes or ideas come from literature the writer has themselves read, or been taught from other texts. Take for example Stephanie Meyers’ book twilight series, everyone of them was inspired by someone else’s stories.

Stats :

So if the first book in her series was based on something written by Jane Austen, who do people like more? The original, or the new? <<Stats>> Alright, but if we look at perhaps a classic storyteller that everyone knows of, and pair them with a well known author of today would the outcome be the same? <<stats>>> Perhaps it’s not the time the literature is from, but the content within it. (perhaps adding something here about the authors) But what makes that content stand the test of time, why are classics classics at all? “I would suggest that classics are primarily “mythic”…..telling people what they need to know about themselves” – Willard McCarty.

Forth Spiel:

Time has not only changed the literature we’ve looked at, but how we look at it. Technology is changing the way we view literature; From putting the things we read onto portable electronic devices, to transferring the literature we know and love into cinematic works. But will this change how we see literature? Could the humble book become a thing of the past? And if the definition of literature is anything in written format, is film really literature at all?


The stats may look good for books of the past, but with technology constantly changing anything is possible. So, taking everything that we’ve found can we write a true definition of what literature is? I think the only true definition of what it is; is ‘Literature is what you see it as.” It’s subjective, personal, and truly undefinable.

Basic Outline

Here is the outline as discussed in class… We can change anything at any point, I just thought it would be good to see a structure written down not just in discussion format.


Definition typed across screen.

Augmented reality into AUT from NZ wide shot.

Opening Spiel (to be filmed on Monday)

What is Literature to you videos.


Spiel connecting peoples perception of what literature is, to how their past has affected their present reading habits.

Videos on how past has affected present

Videos on which authors people like

Spiel connecting past affects/preferences to past & modern/current literature. Then connecting all to authors we looked at.

Some of our stats involving our authors, characters, and knowledge of literature. (audio over)

Spiel linking previous topic, to the change in more than just literature, but the way we view it… Technology.

Stats & Questions for the technology section.


Round up of everything in short spiel.


Possible sound tracks and sound effects

SOUND EFFECTS wind howling – typewriter – old typewriter

MUSIC –  Very dramatic lol – Gwen Stefani (Hollaback) – Pharrell (Happy) – Miley Cyrus (See you again instrumental) – Meghan Trainor (All about that bass) – GRL (Ugly heart) 

CATCHY BEATS!! – go straight to 0:34