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Affective Digital Histories in Urban Fox Magazine

Posted: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:51

Affective Digital Histories in Urban Fox Magazine


The 'Affective Digital Histories' project was featured in February's Urban Fox magazine. Written by Phoenix-based project member Sarah Vallance, the article explains how technology is helping to bring Leicester's history back to life. You can find the article on page 41 - the full magazine is available here on Issuu.

Affective Digital Histories Launch at LCB Depot

Posted: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:35

Affective Digital Histories Launch at LCB Depot


The public launch of Affective Digital Histories took place at LCB Depot in Leicester's Cultural Quarter on Thursday 27 November 2014.

The event was well attended and attracted local media attention. Throughout the evening there were talks by project members; the first showing of a short film about the project; a live performance by award winning Leicester poet and playwright Carol Leeming; and opportunities to download and try two new apps - Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter - that have been developed as part of the Affective Digital Histories project.

Feedback from attendees was very positive and there have been over 100 downloads of the apps already: visit the Apps page to find links to both the iPhone and Android versions.

Photos from the launch can be found on our Pictures page. The short film should be available on the site later this week.

Award success

Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:42

Award success

We are delighted to hear that Carol Leeming has won the Siobhan Logan Award for her Affective Digital Histories commission Love the Life You Live ... Live the Life You Love.

Congratulations Carol!

Carol also appeared on Dulcie Dixon's BBC Radio Leicester programme on 23 Nov, to talk about the award, her writing and the Affective Digital Histories launch on 27 Nov.

Listen again here.

We're launching two new apps - come and join the party!

Posted: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:30

We're launching two new apps - come and join the party!

Join us to celebrate the launch of two exciting new apps that reveal the fascinating hidden stories of Leicester's Cultural Quarter.

Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter use the latest locative technology to deliver an immersive experience for visitors to the Cultural Quarter. Location-specific content - sounds from past and present, poetry, plays and narrative - is revealed as visitors explore the area, helping us to re-imagine urban history.

Poet and playwright Carol Leeming will give a live performance at 7.15pm of her choreopoem Love the life you live ... live the life you love, one of eight creative writing commissions for Affective Digital Histories. She performed this to a sell-out crowd at Embrace Arts on 2 October so it's not to be missed.

We also invite guests to experiment with traditional print processes and cutting edge technology to create their own original art work which will then feature in the New Incunable Print Shop exhibition, the culmination of the Affective Digital Histories print project.

There'll be music and refreshments, plus an opportunity for guests to record their memories of the Cultural Quarter in the Affective Digital Histories video booth.

The launch event is from 6.30-9.00pm on Thursday 27 November at Lightbox Studios, LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester.

Please note the event is immediately preceded by the press launch, starting at 5.45pm.

Affective Digital Histories: New App in development

Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 22:03

Work will shortly be commencing on the development of a new location based app for Glossop in Derbyshire. The app will geo-locate a range of historical resources including oral histories, photographs, information and most exciting of all 3D reconstructions of Mill buildings some of which have now either been demolished or re-purposed. The team creating the app have previously built a similar for the Jewry Wall Museum which brings Roman Leicester back to life using both Augmented and Virtual reality technologies.

For more information contact Nick Higgett.

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