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40 years of digital tech

Posted on May 11th, by admin in Photography/Video, Tales and musings. Comments Off on 40 years of digital tech

A look at 4 decades of home computing, mobile phones, digital cameras and even YouTube…

“Why anyone would ever want to look at photos on a TV screen?” That was what bewildered company executives told the Kodak engineer who first proposed the idea of a ‘filmless camera’ to them in 1975. This concept was of course the first digital camera.

Thirty years later, I received a similar response from my contemporaries when I proposed a new approach to audio guides. Taken by my enthusiasm I was left to pursue the idea and develop the first downloadable audio trails in the UK. Until that time audio guides were limited to indoor locations and listened to on hired handsets/wands: In 2005 you could count the number of ‘audio trail’ Google search results on one hand – today there are nearly 60 million!

Fast-moving tech

Having set … Read More »


Welcome to Clay Cross

Posted on January 16th, by admin in Audio Trails, Bluetooth, Case Study, Heritage apps, QR/NFC. Comments Off on Welcome to Clay Cross

‘Welcome to Clay Cross’ brings the past to life.

As part of the regeneration scheme in Clay Cross we were commissioned to produce an audio trail that reveals the fascinating story of the town, told by local residents. We also worked with sculptor Peter Maris to interpret his sculptures depicting the history of the town.

The Clay Cross Audio Trail

Over-sized pepper pots and soap wrappers have played their part in shaping Clay Cross. This audio trail tells that story through 16 local residents who have seen their fair share of change over the years. During this 2 mile trail you will visit the town’s three former picture houses, the colliery rows and the rock from which the town takes its name, plus much more.

Some of the interviews were recorded as part of this project in 2010 and others date to the last century when … Read More »





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Ingleborough Archaeological app
A location aware app with free Ordnance Survey mapping to help you discover the archaeology of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.

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When does graffiti become heritage?
From cave paintings to modern day street art, humans have been leaving their marks on walls for tens of thousands of years. But when...
Lead Mining Museum Matlock – audio production
Step back in time and listen to Richard Trevithick explain how his new engine will transform a Peak District lead mine.

In the 1970’s there...