19 Nov 2020 | Curated News

Digital Catapult – Smartify

Digital Catapult has supported Smartify from the start to create its ‘Shazam for Art’ app, business model and raise funding. Source: Digital Catapult - Smartify

18 Nov 2020 | Curated News

The Deep Map app — Livingmaps Network

An introduction to the ‘deep map reference tool’ available to download free via the links below. Aimed at those making immersive but embodied GPS-triggered app walks using digital content (for example sound, images and film) it can also guide those making MP3 experiences. The reference tool was developed during Lucy Frears’ PhD practice-based research titled ‘Unlocking Landscape Using Locative Media’ (2017) that used deep mapping, geopoetics and chorography in the inspiration and creation of the award-winning Hayle Churks app. The guide is an accessible summary of processes, methods and tools used in Frears’ practice and includes insights from others gathered through testing of work, research, discussion and conversation. The introduction includes additional and more detailed information on voice/ narration that is not included in the reference tool. The way a voice addresses the listener, is recorded and performed in app experiences effects engagement and ‘immersive flux’ the fluctuation between embodiment and immersion that occurs in these experiences. Two forms of the tool have been made available to download for use by, for example, artists, geographers, oral historians, app commissioners, students and community groups. The list of insights can be downloaded or a booklet can be printed and assembled.   Source: The Deep Map app — Livingmaps Network

31 Oct 2020 | Curated News

See How Artist Richard Long Has Sculpted The World’s Most Scenic Landscapes, From The Himalayas To The Andes

For more than half a century, Richard Long has made art while hiking. A focused exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Devon shows how he became one of the most celebrated artists of his generation – and set a new paradigm for environmental art. Source: See How Artist Richard Long Has Sculpted The World’s Most Scenic Landscapes, From The Himalayas To The Andes

25 Oct 2020 | Curated News

Design and Sound during Lockdown – Daiwa Foundation

The pandemic has forced the closure of many entertainment venues during the lockdown. Cities have become quieter spaces and people have been cut off from many familiar sounds, changing our interactions with the outside world. In this webinar chaired by Nick Luscombe, Yuri Suzuki will investigate the relationship between humans and sound, and he will be exploring how our relationship to sound since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Gemma Curtin will talk about the Electronic – From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers exhibition, and how it is one of the few opportunities to experience the atmosphere and sound of live music presentation during these times. Source: Design and Sound during Lockdown - Daiwa Foundation

13 Oct 2020 | Curated News

One of the world’s quietest places is an urban park in Taiwan; meet the scientist on a mission to identify and preserve others | South China Morning Post

Nature sounds are as important as clean air and water for health, says an acoustic ecologist whose non-profit is seeking out the world’s quiet places, on land and sea, and in cities, in order to preserve them. Source: One of the world’s quietest places is an urban park in Taiwan; meet the scientist on a mission to identify and preserve others | South China Morning Post