It’s Sherlock Holmes on the phone!

Photo Credit @ Lee Ryda Not really, but it’s as close it is gets. London and Manchester launched their eagerly awaited Talking Statues initiative today injecting life (or speech rather) into over 35 statues throughout the cities. Once in front of one of these statues, you can either scan a QR code, type in a…

QR codes. Dead or alive?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone over the past 3-4 years, the chances are that you have come across QR codes in some place or other. These are the ugly (some say beautiful!) little (sometimes large!) black and white chequered patterned squares that appear in our magazines, on advertisements in our supermarkets and just…

Request for Photographs of the Past

Those who attend the regular Bridgend Heritage Steering Group will know that the planned Digital Bridgend smartphone application will be heavily utilising Augmented Reality (see our earlier post, what is augmented reality?). You will also be aware that one of the features of the app will be its ability to overlay actual scenes in the…

Case Study: Old Newcastle, where the story begins

    Interesting to find a similar project to ours in Bridgend which like ours, has also benefited from Heritage Lottery Funding…… “The HLF-funded Old Newcastle Project will enable us to extend the use of mobile and digital information technology to help engage a more diverse audience, thereby creating a dialogue between the area’s history and its visitors.…