For some time now I have been seeking art-focussed GPS-triggered apps for smartphones and am particularly enamoured by SATSYMPH:
“SATSYMPH LLP is composer and visual artist Marc Yeats; poet, writer and context-aware media director and producer, Ralph Hoyte; and coder, composer and audio engineer Phill Phelps.”
The trio create ‘context-aware soundworlds’ i.e.
“…high quality contemporary soundscape experiences…triggered by GPS...”
Their elegant and adaptable creation has massive potential and what I particularly like about it is that downloaded content functions completely independently of the availability of a phone signal, rendering it especially useful in rural regions.
Full details can be found on the website, facebook and twitter:
Here’s a link to an interesting infographic showing how the means by which we access recorded music has changed during the past three decades.
I wonder how the consumption of literature compares, and where we are heading?
One place where there is an excellent collection of eMedia to explore is in the archive of the online magazine Born which:
“From 1996 until its retirement in 2011, Born connected over 900 contributors, generating an extraordinary record of collaboration between literary arts and multimedia.”
There are many different types of eLit to investigate here, including pieces analysed in Poetic Machines such as the interactive ePoem ‘Fallow’, and the best thing is to visit and see what’s there… http://archive.bornmagazine.org/