Peninsula Voice

Peninsula Voices

Mais um interessante projeto utilizando as mdias locativas, o projeto Peninsula Voices. O projeto busca construir uma experincia social e sonora do espao em Bristol, GB, permitindo que os usurios (equipados com iPaq, Mobile Bristol editor e GPS) possam ouvir histrias associadas aos locais por onde esto passando. O lugar aqui no apenas uma parte do percurso mas um “disparador” de histrias, mais que um ambiente, uma mdia de comunicao. Estou desenvolvendo essa tese no meu mais recente projeto de pesquisa, associado as teorias dos “atores-redes” e da “materialidade da comunicao” para pensar os modos de mediao locativos (aqui sonoro), os diversos “actantes”, tendo o lugar no apenas como reservatrio, mas como ator comunicativo. O projeto Peninsula Voices, iniciado em julho de 2009, um exemplo dessa tese. Vejam descrio abaixo e mais detalhes no link acima:

“Peninsula Voices is a sound walk using location-aware technology to annotate the urban landscape. People’s stories and associations are triggered when the user approaches the area they are talking about. The project was made by interviewing participants while walking with them in areas that they had associations with. These interviews were then edited and placed in a software environment (the Mobile Bristol Editor) that runs on handheld computers (HP iPAQs) that read location from GPSs. The software triggers the recordings when the user is in the corresponding region so that the user can walk around a landscape, without being guided, exploring and discovering for themselves the stories that might be associated with different areas.

(…) I am particularly drawn to the possibilities of new locative technology firstly because like memory and imagination, a space can be filled with information for one user but transparent to others, leaving the actual space almost untouched by intervention and secondly because it is non-linear, the spectator explores a landscape at his/her pace in no pre-defined order, eliciting a less passive role in the experiencing of the work, using their own body to move through both the virtual and the real space.”