Years of research and development will come to a hopefully successfull climax on Friday March 14th with the launch of the Hidden Histories project in Southampton. The project is the result of a collaboration between Armin Medosch and the London based technology development group Hive Networks led by artist-engineer Alexei Blinov. By narrowcasting excerpts from Southampton's Oral History Unit on 10 listening stations in the city centre, we have created a new public interface for negotiating the past (and maybe future) of the city.
Today I picked up my first fins from Mark at the Dive Bunker in Burntisland, Fife. Today was also one of those days when I felt that I’d been shown a key to a door, a chance conversation with someone that brought together a few areas of thought; thoughts which were also presented with an opportunity to be transplanted onto something concrete for a structured course of investigation.