A model of the island described in William Golding’s "Lord of the Flies"
A representation of the relations and conflicts in Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman"
A visual summary of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet"
A stage design for a scene from "Romeo and Juliet"
A reproduction of the chocolate factory from Roald Dahl’s book, including the characters
The challenge with literature interpretation in 3D often doesn’t lie in how to build the scenes – but how to create a concept for them. Especially when it comes to plot summaries and figure constellations, you need to have a good understanding of the text and be able to think in abstract terms in order to translate literature into 3D images.
With set-building it is the other way around: It’s a lot easier to come up with a place than to create it in detail. Since you won’t find every object ready-built, you should get familiar with the possibilities to customize objects and put them together.
Literature plays with different perspectives. The same can be done with CoSpaces. Something that is a secret in the novel might be put in a box in the visual interpretation. Or people that never get each others’ point of view could be placed back to back in the 3D figure constellation.
To explore perspectives, virtual reality is a very interesting possibility. With it, you can experience a literary setting from the inside or even take on the point of view of one of the characters.