Apparitions : Arts / research based ‘AR’ experience – ‘bringing back the bygone’. If you would like the free iPhone App please send us your email and we will send you a link as soon as its available.
iPhone public release date : 01.09.18
The artwork is totally free – you will be able to download the ‘Apparitions’ app and collect your special trigger postcards from a Borough Wines in Robertson St, Hastings tourist information & the library – we will have a map and links to all the places here soon.
There are three experiences and these can be accessed by anyone with a mobile phone who has downloaded the bespoke free ‘AR’ application ‘Apparitions’. Initially we are releasing this on the App Store for Apple devices ( iPads & iPhones ) until we have raised a little extra funding for the build and release of the same app for Android phones.
If you are interested in trying this for yourself, please drop me a line here.
Each experience requires headphones to access the soundscape attached to it, time travelling from the launch of the bygone site to its demise. Some of these are being created by me by binaural specialists in Liverpool Kinocho (www.kinocho.com). Kinocho have become known for their hi-fidelity sonic reproductions of sound spaces, creating authentic and realistic spatial listening experiences that are easily accessed by the public. The company is noted for its binauralisation process, in which their own blend of psycho-acoustic processing creates convincing 3D spaces with realistic kinetic audio.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are “augmented” by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data and displayed whilst looking at the screen via the camera in most smart phones – android and iPhone.
Apparitions will be future-proofed and expandable, eventually working across both major phone platforms, initially be populate by 2 sites – The Memorial Clocktower, St Leonards pier ( both demolished). The chosen bygone architecture will digitally re-appear as 3D models with binaural soundscapes, triggered when the user is standing with a camera phone in range of the original site with the special app installed from archival footage from museums collections.
11.11.17 1st phase beta testing iPhone / iPad
01.04.18 – ACE funding achieved
03.06.18 – 3D models in development using Sketchup
21.06.18 – first binaural soundscape version delivered
18.07.19 – two drafts of soundscapes and 3 D models in SketchUp optimised for mobile phone