A video from axsantan at YouTube: “HP Labs Mediascape demo announced at 3GSM”.
“In the work the listener is asked to locate various substances that form the contemporary urban environment (glass, stone, concrete etc.). As they mark the location of each one they begin to hear interwoven stories connecting them to remote locations around the world, soundtracked with a generative music score. The narratives are progressed and concluded as the listener returns to the locations they chose. The piece is reflective and sometimes melancholy, it touches on issues of climate change and global awareness, but ultimately encourages the listener to treasure the moments around them…”
“This brand new flagship exhibit at the Regent’s Park site will allow visitors the opportunity to use handheld “Node Explorers” to take part in an interactive adventure throughout the London Zoo.
Having hired the Explorer visitors are plunged into an interactive, mobile adventure in which one of the Zoo’s keepers has mysteriously gone missing. Using the Explorer, visitors will have access to an exclusive internal Zoo network, enabling them to complete the various special challenges and quests to discover why the keeper has disappeared from Regent’s Park.”
Where? Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol (UK)
When? 3-4 december 2007
What? two day conference for mediascape enthusiasts, involving workshops mentored by industry professionals, speakers from a range of backgrounds, a showcase of mediascapes and plenty of networking
Registration closes on Monday, 19 November 2007!
More at http://www.mscapers.com/mscapeFest07