Choosenick. Notes and observations on service design, as well as other interesting things/thinking. By Nick Marsh.



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Rider Spoke

I went on a lovely experience at the Barbican last week with my Dad. Rider Spoke gives you a bike and a GPS Nokia phone, and then send you off into the wilderness of the City to answer questions and find other people’s answers. As they say on the site:

“The piece continues Blast Theory‚Äôs fascination with how games and new communication technologies are creating new social spaces. It poses further questions about where theatre may be sited and what form it may take. It invites the public to be co-authors of the piece and a visible manifestation of it as they cycle through the city. It locates the venue precisely in its local context and invites the audience to explore that context for its emotionaland intellectual resonances.”

My experience was slightly marred by the slowness of the technology - the GPS took a long time to update, meaning I kept thinking about the tech, when I should have been thinking about ‘visibly manifesting myself’ in the city. A shame, because its a lovely idea.

Images below: (This Tumblr thing is great, but I can’t upload pictures into text posts. Annoying)

October 16th, 2007 / Trackback / Comments