Those of you who are at the North Bank Artists Gallery tonight (5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7) can not only attend the fabulous faculty, students, and friends art exhibition, called arsTECHNOLOGIKA, you can be immersed in the first installation piece based on the interpretive media of the Fort Vancouver Mobile project.
This exhibit will include videos and animations from the initial Fort Vancouver Mobile modules (Kanaka, Kane's Wanderings, and A Villager's Tale as well as a preview of the new tablet app material for the National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored module, titled Grand Emporium of the West).
Taking this work out of context, from place-based use at Fort Vancouver, in a specific physical environment and translating that feel to a gallery has been an interesting challenge. But, with bales of straw, numerous living history props from the fort, the debut of the period music created by Richard Kriehn and Paul Ely Smith, and three living history interpreters on site tonight, we're experimenting with what a gallery show about the artistry of this app could be.
At the minimum, we hope the exhibit makes you think about historical interpretation in different ways. We also set up a historic backdrop, with period props, in case you want to use your mobile to capture the moment; you can send that image out in your social media channels, including Twitter, with the hashtags #fvmobile and #arsTechnologika. If you can't make it tonight, the exhibit will be open at North Bank the rest of the month.
Thanks for learning more about the Fort Vancouver Mobile project!
Fort Vancouver Mobile - A video overview
Courtesy of: Research Assistant Aaron May of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Produced in 2011.
Video highlights from the apps (36-minute version)
This montage provides a sampling of some of the video media in the Fort Vancouver Mobile apps. This app is much more than just a video distribution system, but these videos show the variety of content, from expositional segments to new journalism to those intended to prompt the development of interactive narratives.
More about the fort
More about mobile storytelling ...
Phase One background
- William Kaulehelehe background
- Hawaiians at Fort main
- Hawaiians at Fort brochure
- Polynesian Cultural Center (Hawaii)
- Leaving Paradise book by Barman and Watson
- Crossing East (NPR excerpt on Hawaiians)
- Crossing East (radio series)
- Hula's history (NPR piece)
- Ke Kukui Foundation
- Na Hawaii
- Kalama ceremony (video)
- Clark County gov's Hawaiian link