Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 1:00 pm – Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 2:00 pm

Mapping technology-based mobile immersive media, poetry, soundart, and their applicability to arts-science-history crossovers

Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location: John Dalton Building, Room E143

Tickets: Just turn up!

Ralph Hoyte, Bristol-based poet, writer and producer of mobile immersive media experiences with his 3-man collective, Satsymph will talk about his artistic practice placing audio INTO landscapes and its applicability to mapping, science-art crossovers and heritage interpretation. The ‘located media’ technologies he uses means that a land- or city-scape becomes ‘a virtual auditorium’, or parallel soundworld, accessed through that ubiquitous device: the smartphone. He will describe what ‘a mobile immersive media experience’ is and how such experiences are made. Examples will include ‘1831 RIOT!’ (the world’s first audioplay for an intelligent environment, setting the 1831 Bristol Reform Riots where they happened on Queen Square in Bristol), ‘the RomLitScape’ (following in the footsteps of the Romantic poets across the Quantock Hills and North Exmoor coast and eavesdropping on their conversations), ‘Romancing the Gibbet’ (a ‘darkside’ collaboration with an academic historian on Georgian era hangings and gibbettings) and – an excursion into VR – ‘Virtual Avebury’ (with Bournemouth University and the National Trust).

ralphhoyte.com: Ralph’s website

satsymph.co.uk SATSYMPH: geo-located soundscapes for dramatised heritage interpretation, contemporary music and contemporary poetry.

For visitors, Room E143 is on the 1st floor of the John Dalton Building which is easily entered from Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD. See: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/travel/manchester/

Any enquiries: s.j.m.caporn@mmu.ac.uk

For more information, please contact:

· s.j.m.caporn@mmu.ac.uk

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