Folkestonomy


The Leas

Seagulls
Seagulls

Seagulls are the naughtiest birds, they are pulling the rubbish out of the rubbish bins and then it blows across the Leas, the teenagers than get the blame as many of the older residents seem to think that the teenagers just don't use the bins.
What a beautiful sunny day.

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Radnor Park

Boys playing football in Radnor Park
Boys playing football in Radnor Park

I had an amazing day it all worked all the buttons and levers and leads and plugs and tags, just brilliant and there were toilets nearby too, what more can a girl want!
What we, Ben and I, would have liked was more people willing to take part, not one Harvey boy wanted to take part, two lovely girls from the Academy took part though and were delighted to find the Acadamey sign.
Many people were on the way to some where else, but we told them about the Triennial, the Folkestonomy and gave them maps........ lots of them promised to take part in the future.
What I like about the cultural mapping is that it makes people think about the things they like and do in Folkestone and how they mostly like living here.

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Day 4: The float again on the East Cliffs

A nice location for the float overlooking the harbour and the sea
A nice location for the float overlooking the harbour and the sea

Andreas and I came to Folkestone again to sort out problems with the electricity supply. On the fourth day the float was again placed on the East Cliffs, where we had already been on the day of the opening for the press, Friday the 13th. The weather was good and all the equipment could be arranged on the grass, just in the way of people walking their dog or wandering around. A good spot!

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Litter Bins

The Leas and a head through a litter bin
The Leas and a head through a litter bin

I took what I consider to be a wonderful picture of the Leas through a litter bin, I was aiming for the sign on the side but am including the whole picture as I like it.

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the man who loves Folkestone

France from The Leas
France from The Leas

Today we met the man who loves Folkestone, he was wonderful he lives with his wife of 48 years is retired and has a wonderful view of the Leas from the back of his flat and Sandgate Road from the front, and could find nothing bad about Folkestone at all.
We were parked outside the Leas Club and had a brilliant view of the sea and France in the distance you can see it in the photo - yes you can really it is there.
We were having a few technical difficulties, something to do with transformers, milk floats, computers, guitar leads, electricty and a loud buzzing noise after a few phone calls and help from Gavin from the Marvelo Project (the bicycles with the load speakers), we were up and running again.

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Day 3 - Leas Lift

Dorian loading the capturing software.
Dorian loading the capturing software.
capturing ...
capturing ...
In-front of the Leas Lift
In-front of the Leas Lift


The second day out tagging


FOLKESTONOMY had its second day out - this time on The Leas - spreading across the lawn, and
appearing like a mix between road works, an alien landing site and bows and arrows playing field.
So far so good, and passers by are quite interested, patient enough to follow our explanations and still genuinely keen to go and have a TAG.


First Visualisations Emerging

The first series of maps
The first series of maps

Over the course of the project - as we are collecting data - we will work on a number of visual interfaces and maps to show the different relationships that can be drawn out.


Going public

First encounters and mappings on site with a good view of Folkestone
First encounters and mappings on site with a good view of Folkestone
TAG me and take my picture.
TAG me and take my picture.
Kathrin, Melita, Reana and Leonie in the cabin
Kathrin, Melita, Reana and Leonie in the cabin
Plugging the story ...
Plugging the story ...
Storing the float over night - don't forget to charge the batteries!!!
Storing the float over night - don't forget to charge the batteries!!!

The day has arrived. We left early to make the final preparations before everything goes live.
Picking up Reana and Melita who will run the project over over the summer. We had a great morning setting up and introducing the ins and outs before the first visitors arrived in bus loads.
Always a nervous moment as this was the first time all components came together and were tested on the public. All worked well and there was a good atmosphere all around.


Thank you ...

Andrea giving her speech at the evening reception
Andrea giving her speech at the evening reception

Folkestone was buzzing and everyone we met was enthusiastic and fully engaged in the show. A great atmosphere all throughout. Thanks to all especially to Andrea and her team.

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