Project: Metal

NetPark will enable park visitors to experience an added layer of artists’ digital projects that respond to the park setting. The project will create a wifi-enabled outdoor space for digital art in Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea and artists will be commissioned to produce new site-specific works. The project will also create a toolkit for locative media in public spaces and will be devised as a series of layers that augment the experience of the park using mobile technology. Artists, researchers and mobile developers will work together to devise a bespoke software and hardware system that exists as a model of publicly engaged practice using mobile technology.

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Research Partner
University of Brighton
Visual Arts Mobile & location
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Art, wi-fi and a walk in the park

Chris Sharratt

“We don’t want geeks – we want people who are thinking in different ways.” Curator and artist Simon Poulter is explaining the commissioning approach for NetPark – a digital art and education project…


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Creating content on site

Aerial photo of Chalkwell Park, the site for NetPark