10.06.19 –The HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS SOCIETY have rescheduled the event in the piano room ( left at reception) of The White Rock Hotel, 10th June 2019, free to attend, membership available also,
Secretary’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All welcome but please advise of your attendance in advance so that we have idea of number attending.
Drinks purchased at the bar may be brought into the meeting.
H & St. L Society committee – Promoting Our Heritage and Civic Pride
I will be one of the invited speakers for the next AGM Open Meeting of the historical Hastings and St Leonards Society http://hastingsandstleonardssociety.org.uk/event/society-open-meeting-4/
“Apparitions” – New augmented reality artwork reveals iconic lost Hastings landmarks
Augmented reality Artworks exploring gentrification in Hastings & the relationship of history, new technologies, memory & dreams, triggered by vintage postcards.
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10.11.18 – Surreal Lost Landmarks, 5pm ( donations £3 to OHPS ) History House : Old Hastings Preservation Society, 21 Courthouse street, ( the end with The Bourne ) Old town, Hastings. Facebook event here : An illustrated with slides and demonstrations talk by Luciana Haill addressing gentrification, lost heritage and how Arts combined with technology can potentially preserve architecture with memories. Guided demonstrations after the talk on hand of new work ‘Apparitions’, close by 7pm ohps.ofg.uk
01.09.18 Apparitions: Alley (kindly supported by The Alley Association) in Rock House basement. This afternoon event saw the general public of all ages come along to experience Apparitions on their own iOS devices and we had demonstration kit available. The public were invited to engage with a long ago demolished piece of architecture that stood in the centre of town where Robertson Street meets Carlisle parade, on the boundary with the America Ground. The 3D model created by a local architectural designer appears to float using ͚augmented reality͛ when looking through the camera application of an iPhone or iPad. It is an immersive experience with an accompanying soundtrack, encouraging a new audience to absorb forgotten histories of Hastings and St Leonards. 1pm-5pm The Alley (Rock Alley), Claremont, Hastings. more information / latest updates here
05.09.18 Artist’s research and development talk with guided demonstrations, 6-8pm Trigger postcards and free downloads of ‘Apparitions’ and maybe some wine. Printed Matter Bookshop, 185 Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1RG more information here on facebook
June 2018 : The Hastings Observer newspaper has shown interest and I am very pleased they have mentioned my artwork Apparitions. Using ‘Augmented Reality’ on their smartphones, the audience are taken back in time with models and soundscapes encapsulating the life span of missing heritage gems in the local area ; St Leonards Pier and Clocktower Memorial. This photo in the newspaper was taken by me and what you are looking at is actually the augmented 3D ‘Virtual’ model of the Clocktower appearing on Lord Brett (as he is holding the postcard trigger image ) seen through the screen of the tablet using ‘Apparitions’ app, in its beta phase… www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/technology-helps-to-bring-back-a-hastings-landmark-1-8540752
May 2018 : Storyboards for the 3 experiences are being made, for sounds and animations. Appointed a 3D designer from local firm Cooper8 Ltd in Hastings, initial style and complexity of the two models discussed. Attended the The Museums + Heritage Show on 17 May 2018 at Olympia in London www.show.museumsandheritage.com – looking for new AR in arts technology and advice Lord Brett invited me to show the technology and research at one of his luncheons in The Azur in St Leonards on May 16th, demonstrated Apparitions app on iPhone and iPad to a group of guests and had feedback. April 2018 : SkyArts50 informed me the Artwork & project was into second round for the Post Brexit British funding applications, eventually I was not shortlisted into the final 50 funded projects. Attended Future Tourism VR event in Sunbury Upon Thames, was informal networking and series of talks by VR / AR specialists. Submitted paid advertising designs to Coastal Currents for this years brochure, hopefully new artists work features in marketing as much as existing repeat ones. March 2018 : The Arts Council of England awarded the project a small grants for the arts fund which is the green light to begin work, some self funded, support in kind from Judge Sampsons, Hastings museum and Alex May a 3D designer.
Public updates : 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
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
02.12.18 – Bexhill Heritage society – artists talk with demonstrations
2021 – ACE funding for Pioneer, the sea-faring train- a stunning feat of Victorian engineering & ambition
2021 – Pioneer launches in Brighton Digital Festival, November 5th. 2022 – Apparitions 1.1 version for Android and Apple launches in May
2022 – Augmented Reality Art Symposium and showcase of Pioneer & Apparitions at Ugly Duck, London from 2pm-10pm