The Thursday Club: Chris Bowman and GEO Landscapes – London, 11 October 2007 (6-8pm)



THE THURSDAY CLUB is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity, technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today’s (and tomorrow’s) cultural landscape(s).

11 OCTOBER with CHRIS BOWMAN
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GEO Landscapes and other sites of investigation….

Chris Bowman (University of Technology Sydney, Australia) gives an overview of his recent project GEO Landscapes. This presentation is an introduction to Phase 01 of the GEO Landscapes project which was recently demonstrated at BetaSpace, an experimental exhibition venue for interactive artworks at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and explores prototype narrative structures which simulate ‘on-site’ engagement by a potential visitor to a given site ( in this instance the Brickpit Ring walk at the Sydney Olympic Park) or multiple sites of investigation. The long-term aim of GEO Landscapes is how to create an augmented interactive audio-visual story-telling experience using interpretive mobile technologies and this will be defined over an iterative series of phased developments. The ultimate experience is designed to be accessed through three principle technologies; a) handheld mobile devices, b) interactive audio visual public display and c) and web-community.

Bowman’s creative work for GEO Landscapes and other ‘sites of investigation’ features an exploration between corresponding video sequences, selected narratives and site-specific information (GPS) captured across two or more locations. Socially, this drawing together of the virtual and the augmented space is designed to enrich the presence of the individual in the spaces or places and thereby enhance the interconnectivity of the user in the associated environment that supports remote creative collaboration and information access.

CHRIS BOWMAN is an Australian based artist, writer, director and teacher who works with film, and convergent media display systems. His research interests include interactive narrative systems, schematic representations of spatio-temporal interactive artworks and related film theory. Chris currently lectures in the Visual Communication Program in The Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS. He is an active member of the Creativity and Cognition Studios and Co-Director of the Digital Design Group both at UTS.

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