Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mrs Green, with the torch, in the cinema….

Meet Mrs Green, the usherette who will guide you around the Curzon Memories App – played by real-life Curzon guide Jacqui Bressington. She’s based on a real usherette, nicknamed “Torchy Green”, described by one of our memory contributors, Susan Sikora, who … Continue reading

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Projection Hero

One of the installations I’m working on with Tarim is Projection Hero, where the visitor can learn about the role of the projectionist through interacting with a miniature cinema. Here’s one of my initial drawings: There will be a laptop, housed … Continue reading

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Meet Tarim, from Media Playgrounds who is helping me with the Projection Hero installation: He’s pictured with a working prototype of the motor that will open the curtains (currently winding up a roll of duct tape attached to a cotton … Continue reading

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I’ve been sewing some curtains for the Projection Hero installation that I’m making with Tarim from Media Playgrounds.  Who knew that Home Economics would come in handy?

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Locative Rephotography

Mary Agnes Krell‘s paper at Postdigital Encounters on her current practice research ‘Nothing That Is Not There’ was really interesting – she mentioned rephotography which is a term I’d not heard before, but is effectively what I’ve been calling crude “augmented … Continue reading

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Postdigital afterglow

Just coming down from the high of Postdigital Encounters and gearing up for two more talks. This Saturday at Screen, Glasgow and the following Thursday at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, London, plus the next iteration which will be evaluated on … Continue reading

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Postdigital encounters

Looking forward to the ‘Postdigital Encounters’ Journal of Media Practice symposium on Friday 24 June. Will be talking about Curzon Memories App and hosting the event at Watershed. Interesting line up, including a QR code workshop, which should be useful for … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality

I’m exploring using crude Augmented Reality (AR) in the app, superimposing images of the past over the present and getting people to stand in the right spot in the actual location so they can hold up their phone and directly … Continue reading

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