A DAY FOR RECORDING, BETA TESTING, WALKING & TALKING
Both Joe and Tim are going to be contributing to the Location-Based Storytelling Symposium at Bournemouth University on Monday 18th June. See http://symposium.bujournalism.info
The next day – Tuesday 19th June – we’ll be going to Dorchester to do some work out in the field. We’d love people to join us.
Our intention is to:
- record as much Hardy material as possible out in the field – and capture ambient sound from the route of the walk, snippets of conversation, natural sounds etc.
- work with Proboscis to create a Haunter booklet (or perhaps more than one!?), and simultaneously contribute to the very exciting ongoing series of collaborative urban explorations, City As Material: http://proboscis.org.uk/projects/ongoing/city-as-material/
- walk and talk with people from various backgrounds and disciplines in order to understand how The Haunter project can be developed to appeal to the broadest range of user groups and local service providers
People can walk with us, try out Joe’s beta version ‘haunted’ box, help us record audio, create booklet material or simply join the conversation about what we’re trying to do with this project.
It may be also useful for Joe and I to give a short talk at some point on the walk, and perhaps others would like to do the same. If you have some thoughts or a story you’d like to share with the group at some point during the day, do let Tim know in advance, so we can plan it into the schedule.
The Plan for the Day
Here's a GoogleMap of where we’re proposing to walk at. You can join us at any point during the day. To track us down follow @moongolfer on Twitter.
View Where The Night Rooks Go in a larger map
Coffee at the Dorset County Museum
Start the walk proper at the Hardy statue at the top of High W Street, following the Yellow Route. Joe & Tim to introduce the project. Proboscis will talk about its City As Material series.
Arrive at Gray’s Bridge on the London Road. Here, we may split into two groups, one walking on the Red Route, the other on the Blue Route.
Arrive at Stinsford Graveyard.
Late lunch break – you’ll need to bring your own food & drink or we can repair to the Kingston Maurward Gardens, which has a cafe
People will be free to follow the Black Route on the map via Lower Bockhampton, up to the Heath and on to Hardy’s Birthplace (sadly closed on Tuesdays). Or you may wish to head back to Dorchester via Max Gate.
We'll continue to make field recordings between Stinsford & Dorchester and will be available to talk to people about the project.
Disperse at leisure.