Hooray for early stages crazy ideas
Hi, Alex, et al,
I’m not in Europe, so have little to offer there, but I am also in the (very) early stages of an arts/culture/therapy/social justice project here in the San Francisco Bay area, so am interested in listening in, offering my own experience, etc. I teach theatre (along with running The WELL-- I’m here because John Coate told me about Edgeryders-- and follow a lot of people around the world doing cool stuff with arts + healing.
As a related aside, my spouse is a local historian working on neighborhood levels and has been working on archiving (& making publicly available) an enormous photo collection, and is looking at ways to share that as a way of doing enhanced map-based walking tours, etc. (The old photos and crowd-sourced info about them could show up while you were exploring a neighborhood-- there are some things like this already, like historypin.) Not as fancy schmancy as the Pokemon Go technology, but a way to be location-based.
It also makes me think a bit of Nonny de la Peña’s work with immersive journalism. http://www.immersivejournalism.com/
Happy to sneak into the loop if any calls are happening.