OpenCity Project – Audio Tour of Nottingham

Yesterday we experienced the OpenCity Project by Andrew Brown and Katie Doubleday. It was an unusual experience which involved downloading an mp3 file onto our phones, setting off at a specific time with a group, and listening to the recording along the way.

Although we encountered some initial issues such as actually downloading the file, and then the recording would stop and start because of the internet, we finally got it working in time with the rest of the group.

It was unusual to be performing instructions from the recording at the same time as the others, without knowing what we were going to do beforehand. It gave us a chance to appreciate the city, without actually having to be anywhere. It was also quite funny watching members of the public reacting to us moving in ‘silence’ but in sync with each other.

Here is the map which we had to follow:



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