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23 OCTOBER 2012

Explore Nottingham through the Sillitoe Mobile Trail iPhone 5 App

"The Alan Sillitoe Memorial Committee are launching a Mobile Trail App and Handbook–(a book with a digital heart) at Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday 27th October [2012]. ...

The mobile trail features the work of leading contemporary writers revisiting the themes and spaces of Sillitoe's Nottingham and is the culmination of our work with The Space – the experimental digital arts platform commissioned by Arts Council England in association with the BBC."

(2012 Sillitoe Trail)

Fig.1 "Sillitoe Trail Nottingham: Al Needham – Life through 21 Pubs", Published on 13 Jul 2012 by thinkamigo.



19582012 • Al Needham • Alan Sillitoe • Ann Featherstone • appArts Council Englandaudible informationaudioaudio guideaudio storiesBBC • Billy Ivory • British Pub • contemporary writers • David Sillitoe • Derrick Buttress • digital arts • experimental digital arts platform • Frank Abbott • Goose Fair • iPhone • iPhone 5 • iPhone app • James Walker • kitchen sink realism • LeftLion Magazine • locations • Michael Eaton • mobile trail • mobile trail app • navigate • Neil Fulwood • NottinghamNottingham Contemporary • Old Market Square • Paul Fillingham • Pete Davis • pub • Raleigh Bicycle Company • Raleigh factory • River Trent • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning • Sillitoe Trail • spaceThe Space (service) • The White Horse • Thinkamigo • UKvirtual heritagevirtual tourwayfinding


Simon Perkins
04 JUNE 2006

Growing up with the legacy of the Jewish Holocaust: audio stories of Jewish children

The Jewish Museum in Berlin makes good use of audiovisual technologies to engage its visitors. One of these involves the presentation of audio stories of Jewish children growing up with the legacy of the Jewish Holocaust. The stories are accessed through individual sets of headphones that are spread around a large (AstroTurf–like covered) green room. Each of the children's stories has an accompanying light–box that displays personal information about their subject and a seating area for visitors to sit in while they listen to the stories. The arrangement is both visually dramatic through the function of the light–boxes as visual accents and calming through the general ambience of the exhibition space. The use and arrangement of audiovisual technologies in this way helps to promote visitor engagement with both the individual exhibition displays and more generally with the exhibition experience.



AstroTurf • audio storiesaudiovisualBerlinexhibitionGermanyJewJewish Holocaust • Jewish Museum Berlin • light-boxmuseumoral historiesSimon Perkins
06 NOVEMBER 2005

Murmur: location-specific audio stories

"[murmur] is an archival audio project that collects and curates stories set in specific Toronto locations, told by Torontonians themselves. At each of these locations, a [murmur] sign with a telephone number and location code marks where stories are available. By using a mobile phone, users are able to listen to the story of that place while engaging in the physical experience of being there. Some stories suggest that the listener walk around, following a certain path through a place, while others allow a person to wander with both their feet and their gaze. ...

[murmur] was first established in Toronto's Kensington Market in 2003. That same year projects were launched in Vancouver's Chinatown and along St. Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, and over the past few years [murmur] has grown and expanded across other neighbourhoods in Toronto, Calgary, and San Jose, California. [murmur] Edinburgh launched in Leith in January 2007, and [murmur] Dublin Docklands launched in May 2007. [murmur] Australia launched in Geelong in February 2009."

(Shawn Micallef, James Roussel and Gabe Sawhney)




2003 • archival audio project • audio stories • context-aware stories • digital storiesdigital storytelling • Gabe Sawhney • James Roussel • locationlocation-basedlocation-specificmobilemobile media • murmur • narrative in the age of mobile media • path • pervasive technologies • place • Shawn Micallef • site-specific stories • Toronto

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