Apparitions brings back lost heritage of Hastings and St Leonards. To activate each experience you also need the trigger postcards still available free in Hastings from :
The Royal Victoria Hotel, The Source Park.
If you would like the app as soon as it available for Android please complete this form and we will send you a link as soon as its available
* iOS device needs to be upto date – running system 10 or above for any ‘AR’ to work, some older iPads may not be updatable.
There are three experiences and these can be accessed by anyone with a mobile phone who has downloaded the free ‘AR’ application ‘Apparitions’. Initially we are releasing this on the App Store for Apple devices ( iPads & iPhones ) until we have raised a little extra funding for the build and release of the same app for Android phones.
If you are interested in trying this for yourself, please drop me a line here. Each experience requires headphones to access the soundscape attached to it, time travelling from the launch of the bygone site to its demise. Some of these are being created by me by binaural specialists in Liverpool Kinicho. They have become known for their hi-fidelity sonic reproductions of sound spaces, creating authentic and realistic spatial listening experiences that are easily accessed by the public. The company is noted for its binauralisation process, in which their own blend of psycho-acoustic processing creates convincing 3D spaces with realistic kinetic audio.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are “augmented” by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data and displayed whilst looking at the screen via the camera in most smart phones – android and iPhone.
11.11.17 1st phase beta testing iPhone / iPad
01.04.18 – ACE funding achieved
03.06.18 – 3D models in development using Sketchup
21.06.18 – first binaural soundscape version delivered
18.07.18 – two drafts of soundscapes & 3D models in SketchUp optimised for smartphones
23.08.18 – collection of postcards from Judge Sampsons, our sponsor.
01.09.18 – Apparitions in The Alley, Rock Alley, Claremont, Hastings
over 100 persons attended this and interacted with the artworks
19.09.18 – Azur Charity fundraiser with Lord Brett and friends
22.09.18 – Durbar Hall, Hastings museum showcase event
10.11.18 – OHPS old town hastings guided talk 5pm