In the previous two posts, we talked about developing the character of Ercole, the Romagnol cop who will be guiding users along our upcoming Crime and Punishment tour. Today, I want to present a sneak peak at the Sex and the Sacred walk – and its guide, Marietta degli Innocenti. This character was written and developed in coordination with Julia Rombough, a doctoral candidate at … Continue reading Marietta’s Story
Hi – this is Daniel Jamison! I feel very lucky to have joined the project for this round, since Calvium has provided the team with a ready-to-go app-builder. The builder gives us direct and ongoing access to the content management system (CMS) for a beta version of Hidden Florence. In other words, I can record a version of Ercole the cop talking about Le Murate, … Continue reading Building Apps and Finding Voices
Thursday, May 9 Emailing and texting my colleagues from the moment I left the house to arrival in hotel in Florence. It felt a bit like that old TV programme – Challenge Anneka. Travel across Europe, find a wifi hotspot good enough for downloading a new full app, and then go on a treasure hunt. Well that’s exactly what I did. I set off from home … Continue reading Blog: Mission impossible
Getting into character He gets into a brawl in a notorious downtown tavern. He flirts with a fruit seller in the Old Market. He stands in front of the Cathedral workshop and wonders if a young sculptor called Michelangelo might do something with a block of marble that’s been languishing there for years (a decade later that block became the statue of David). “Giovanni” has … Continue reading Blog: Tales of the city
In January this year Fabrizio Nevola and I began a project to create a history tourism app for Florence. The basic idea – the USP, if you like – was that instead of going to monumental sites such as the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio, we would show people aspects of the Renaissance city that mass tourism doesn’t usually bother with. Now, a month later, … Continue reading Blog: Giovanni who?