Poetic Places Talk Recording from DCDC16

DCDC is a great conference run annually in Manchester by Research Libraries UK, and I was pleased to have the chance to speak about Poetic Places at the 2016 conference in November.

National Poetry Day Update

It’s National Poetry Day, so I thought it’d be a good time to share some updates on Poetic Places and highlight one of the poems featured in the app.

Launch Talks Available Online

It’s taken a little longer than anticipated to put together but the talks from our launch event at the British Library are now available to watch online.

Points of Interest

Though we have quite a thorough ‘About’ page, I thought it would be useful to list (in no particular order) the main points of interest in the Poetic Places project. This may be of particular use for others working on this sort of project in the cultural heritage sector.

Copying Right

Poetic Places is, at this point, best described as a pilot project; we’ve been trying something new with quite limited resources in terms of time and money. I’ve tried to avoid scope-creep and keep everything manageable but some aspects of the project have been harder to deal with than anticipated. Aspects such as copyright.

Poetic Places Preview Video

We’re very close to launching Poetic Places now, so I wanted to share a little preview video of the app on iOS…

Poetic Places Launch Event (18/03/16)

As the app nears completion, it’ll soon be time to release Poetic Places into the wild and let you good folk experience the result of the project. To celebrate, we’ve decided to hold a free half-day event at the British Library Conference Centre in London on Friday 18th March 2016, starting at 13:30. We thought […]

Gamification: Little Surprises

Games  are usually fun and can make for interesting modes of engagement, and gamification is certainly popular at the moment. I’ve enjoyed the various heritage games produced by the Wellcome Collection, for example, and have been impressed by game-based experiences such as Bristol Museum’s Hidden Museum. In light of this, and being  a gamer myself, […]