These Pages Fall Like Ash

These Pages Fall Like Ash

Bristol is currently home to this intriguing project, and will be until the 8th of May:

…if you try to siphon off some Wi-Fi while walking around Bristol in the next few days, you might find yourself accessing not your own email, but a whole alternative universe.

The city is currently home to an experiment in digital storytelling called These Pages Fall Like Ash.

Participants download portions of narrative to their smartphones from Raspberry Pi terminals concealed in various locations. Of course, you’ll need a guide to find and understand these, and that comes in the form of a beautiful wood-bound notebook that you receive when you purchase your ticket.

Sarah Ditum – Fantasy fiction project brings new worlds to your smartphone –

Art collective Circumstance have worked on other projects that meld environment with technology to narrative effect, and this time collaborate with academic Tom Abba, and authors Nick Harkaway and Neil Gaiman.

Tickets have sold out, but the organisers plan to bring similar events to other cities. The project’s official site is here.

(Edit: Read Ditum’s review of the pr0ject for The New Statesman here.)


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