Thursday, 24 July 2008

Initial Contact of Participants

Today a meeting was held in the Leeds Met Old Broadcasting House. It was here that I met Brian Lewis from Pontefract Publishing. I had given a presentation about my work and the general interest of the Centre for Creative Technology, for an ongoing discussion about a project bid. Ruth Dass from InterCulture knew Brian from earlier collaborations, and so I was introduced to him.

He was planning a new project: "Gujarati Rivers Speak to Yorkshire Rivers", in which writers would express their interpretation of the climate change and its consequences, across two different local regions in the world. As in my presentation I had pointed out our recent work on geo-centric interfaces, Brian asked me if I would be interested in participating in this project. This would involve a travel to India, to Ahmedabad in Gujarat, in November 2008. Since I always am keen on traveling in this world, I hardly could say "no", but I could not yet commit to this, as Leeds Met would need to approve such a travel.

This project provides an excellent opportunity for showcasing geo-centric web interfaces, linking events and narrative to geographic locations.

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