Explorer Tool (Reader Assists)

Investigation Tool Kit 

Midtown's staff is currently adding document cameras to all exhibits.  The purpose behind the use of cameras and other storybuilding devices like the camera is explained in this post.   As other types of devices (and their traditional story figurative language equivalent is compared) an updated post will be added to the blog.
Storybuilding Device to Bring An Ever Wieldly World's
 Story Under the Control of the Author

Midtown Arts Musem Exhibit Camera (Available soon for all explorers in every Lakewater exhibit).
One of the most important devices a storybuilder can add is a document camera.  Not only for taking photos, but for giving photos, documents and clues to the explorer/reader.  When a reader can use the document camera, the lateral unwieldy story becomes a little more linear.  It is easier for the explorer to make sense of the author's story.  These cameras are being added to every Lakewater exhibit.
1.  The explorer touches the stool to sit.  Then the author touches any key to see a real time (LIVE) view of what the author wants the explorer to see.  If an author is curtailing flying, it is a good practice to give explorers a foreshadowing or close up look.  Of course they can use their own camera to see afar, but they don't know what the author wants them to focus on.  This is an old Myst/Uru scope trick that works very well in place of a text figurative device (simile or idiom).
2.  The shutter card (looks like a sim card) is a good place to store notes, the photo an author wanted the explorer to take (back up plan B) and any other objects or artifacts that an explorer will require.  It is a wonderful foreshadowing tool that many builders already use for this or that reason.  
3.  An explanation camera is placed close to the blog access opportunity.  In this case, the camera took a photo of itself next to the blog access (hanging tapestry).

Characters type out their journals, notes and letters on these machines.   Sleuths can take a peek at their drafts by clicking on these machines.   Choose from menu and read/take clues about current mystery characters.

Lakewater Guide (HUD)

Find here and inworld to help you keep track of where and why you are investigating.   The guide is updated continuously for your convenience.

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