7Stories is my new Locative Literature project set along Melbourne’s Swanston Street and the Bourke St Mall using the beautifully crafted QR code designs by Csilla Csongvay. So if you’re up for listening to the stories of homeless guitarists, wannabe skaters and Romanian refugees in the places where these stories are set, then grab a [...]
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s both! Lloyd Godman and his marvellous flying gardens are going to be suspended across the Northbank skyline of Melbourne for an entire year. Lloyd has been developing artistic uses for gardens that don’t need much rain, any soil, and can withstand extreme climatic conditions – [...]
Miso is a Melbourne based artist whose beautifully crafted pieces have an intricate balance of vulnerability with the tactile nature of a Flake chocolate bar. For her series New York Moon, she looks into the futurepast, and maps the New York city grid over the valleys and craters of that great big ball in the sky. [...]
Ever wondered what happened to that bundle of Leisure Suit Larry floppies? In between supplying me with thousands of keyboard keys to make 1Story, Green Collect gives employment opportunities to marginalised members of the community, so that they can make awesome things from the Amstrad PC1512 that’s lying in your garage!
I’ve been interested (some would say obsessed) in Locative Literature for a while now. Experiencing a story in the location where the story is set gives audiences that extra layer of immersion. So what could be better than combining this form of literature into a giant QR code made from recycled keyboard keys, and then [...]
Forget white labelling, this is one DJ who isn’t afraid to break down the breakdown. DJ Numark understands the need for audiences to get behind the music and see how the sounds are constructed. He takes musical risks and they pay off big time. Now show some respect to the Monkey!
Game Masters is an ACMI exhibition where I’ll actually get the chance to corner the developers from Blizzard, to raise my RSI ravaged right hand, and to say: ‘Look what your StarCraft has done to meeeeeeeee!’
First there were QR codes. Now there’s StoryCodes. Either way, I’m a sucker for Locative Literature. And there are plenty of ways to experience stories in the places where these stories are set. May I present 2Stories, my latest LocLit creation.
Human behaviour linked to places is what fascinates me as a writer. Its patterns, impact and influence, all combine to create tangible location-based experiences. And these days, wherever you go, there you and your smartphone are, and thus, the joys of GPS art.
You’re sitting opposite the greatest pair of breasts beyond the bevel, another woman of an ex that you’re almost over, and a third woman who wants to name her daughter Younique. It’s speed dating Locative Literature style. It’s 6Stories by Matt Blackwood.
Locative Literature (LocLit) is on the boil and Broadcastr is proof of that. LocLit is essentially a story experienced in the place where the story is set. The joy of this storytelling form is the heightened engagement that people have with the space when experiencing the stories in situ. It’s also pretty good experiencing it via [...]