An experiment in Neo-geography.
May 14, 2009
Places and objects in Wellington, Somerset tell their stories, via the young people of the town.
QR codes tag the physical locations so that members of the public can use their phone to read the story.
Start by exploring the map and reading the stories. Comments are welcome (but moderated) If you live in Wellington grab a QR code reader for your phone. If you have an iPhone, Optiscan is highly recommended.
Read more about the project
More information for teachers
Download the stories in Google Earth
The students have been busy creating short stories and poems, sometimes using their own photographs and video. Expect a range of funny, critical and thought-provoking stories as the young people of Wellington explore their relationship with place.
know your place
there are notes in boxes that are empty
every room has an accessible history
every place has emotional attachments you can open and save
you can search for sadness in new york
paths compete to offer themselves to you
life flows into inanimate objects
the trees hum advertising jingles
everything in the world, animate and inanimate, abstract and concrete,
has thoughts attached
The Headmap Manifesto 1999