Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Exploding Narrative!

FreqOUT! visited the ICA to watch 5 finalists pitch their ideas for mscape location based games, stories and educational journeys. They are experienced on GPS-enabled PDAs and based on easy to use software developed by HP Labs. The finalists pitched their ideas to an audience who gave their feedback with the aim of improving the presentations for the final competition. You can watch the final videos here and vote for your favourite ideas!

Mobile History Walk Pilot Phase Complete

Artist and previous FreqOUT! intern Daniela Boraschi led members of the FreqOUT! Steering Group, Frank Longworth (Capgemini) and Charlotte Fergusson (Westminster Arts Service) around Victoria to mark the completion of the pilot testing phase of the Mobile History Project. The group listened to sounds, narratives and viewed imagery generated from the Westminster Archives; triggered at specific points on the PDA. Mscape software allowed the participants to become immersed in the history of the area whilst walking around the contemporary urban landscape. FreqOUT! is now in the final development stage before rolling the project out to local young people.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Westminster Arts Strategy - FreqOUT! a case study

The FreqOUT! project has been included as a case study in the Westminster Arts Strategy which was launched at the London Transport Museum. Photographs taken by Jake Novak as part of the Perceptual Landscapes project were showcased alongside images from the Photographers Gallery in the theatre foyer. You can download a copy of the strategy here.

FreqOUT! at the Royal College of Art

Jenny Irish presented the FreqOUT! project as part of the Design Interactions practitioner lecture series, alongside Steering Group Chair, Julie Freeman. Jenny is currently recruiting artists to collaborate with on FreqOUT! projects in the future. If you are an arist with an idea you would like to work on with the FreqOUT! team please contact Project Manager Jenny Irish at for consideration.