To film a Martha and Mr P led walk would be a thing of joy.
I noticed that I was able to remember exactly where bits of conversation happened when picturing where we were when it happened.
Thinking about how to go about the tech development. Simple prototyping very useful also means you stop talking about it and start doing it. And as a way of deciding what to develop in detail without spending all the budget before you get to that point. As KA says, extensive prototyping without using any resources.
Hold a hack day around the idea of playful tactile navigation devices.
If you want to use Glass ask someone with Glass if they'd like us to design an AR app for it.
When working with other people have clear terms of reference. People tend to like being part of the process of making something.
Flick book walks, do they need another layer of immersion? Is there enough closure? Pure flick book walks might work best as installed public art rather than an event.
Ideas from Kerry Smith's book for ways of recording what I do, or as KA says, making the ephemeral concrete.
I often came back past a gravestone with the words: 'Until the day break and the shadows flee away,'
I liked the still shots while standing in the middle of field of graves,
There is tension between wanting to go on along the long vistas and the temptation of each small path that came off it. I almost always take the small path,
Words jump out. I could write a message by tracing a journey from word to word.
It rained heavily all day. No-one came out to take me for a walk. The park was mostly empty. I walked with the gopro. Knowing that I was filming meant I didn't have to stop to make pictures, at the same time I was conscious of making a record of the walk, which was like making a performance. I noticed that the walk became a choreography, the pauses and the moving made a rhythm.
I watched police horses go past and a group of boys ranging in age from about 5 to 14. I wanted to film them and talk to them but didn't know how to approach them.
Thing participants said about the park:
Wildlife bleeds into the surrounding area
The Park seems smaller in the winter
Muddy shoes at school
Go into the small paths to get closer to the plants
Crows live on top of a nearby tower block. There is a particular waistcoated crow. Ken has names for all the foxes.
I find I have to continually describe what I do, which can be difficult as it changes, and at the same time can be useful as a way of getting to what matters most. These are notes for the second workshop.
I want to find a way of working with people who know a site best; who spend time there regularly. I'm not sure how their input and my interaction with them will feed the work. I am starting with the offer of inviting people to take me for a walk through the park. Maybe I will find a framework for a walk - a series of questions of exercises, for example. I would like to ask people to tell me why they choose a particular destination.