Curzon Memories app launched! A new app emerging from DCRC research
The Curzon Memories app is a mobile phone application which provides a tour of the inside and outside of the Curzon Cinema. You can now download it from the Apple iTunes App Store. The app emerges from the work of DCRC researcher Charlotte Crofts, aiming to explore how location-based media might enhance the cinema's new exhibition of the Curzon Collection and the cinema's history (which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund).
Users of Curzon Memories are invited to follow GPS location and QR code cues to trigger dramatisations and oral memories about the history of the building in the locations where they actually happened. Over several months, Charlotte worked closely with the Curzon to pilot a number of digital technologies (a variety of 'context aware' platforms such as GPS, QR codes, mobile phone applications, mobile internet, arduino circuits) with the aim of enhancing the Curzon Collection exhibition, and enabling visitors to gain further insight into the history of the building and the equipment.