Folkestonomy


Lost and found (nearly)

We recently received the email below from Andrea Lewis who found her brother on the Folkestonomy website. Unfotunately we could not help as not everyone left their contact details with us. But maybe - just maybe someone happens to see this who can help join the dots in which case please contact us here.
"Hi hope you can help me, i was looking through your tags, and found a photo of my brother, which i have not seen for 20yrs, he moved to folkestone many years ago. so i have been searching the internet for him, his name is Adrian Bowen, and i was put on to your site, after putting his name in the computer, he is my twin brother and we will be 50 next month, the tag was tken last june 08. I would be very happy if you had any details on him, if not thanks any way, i know he is well by looking at the picture, and he is still in folkestone, so thank you again my search goes on take care Andrea."


TAG shadow

Shadow of TAG sign with the story Tags on the cables - Photo by Penny
Shadow of TAG sign with the story Tags on the cables - Photo by Penny

hi

i have just been enjoying your website ... better late than never!!

i am on page 3 of the tags - came on the penultimate day

i took a photio of cables and shadows and would like to send it - sorry it is late - but thought it suited the site


what an adventure you had

i think the whole triennial was brill and am just so sorry i could not 

return for a second visit.  as it was, i had VERY short legs at the end

of the day!


but i picked a corker of a day at least - wall to wall sunshine which

enhanced all the artwork, the town, the visitors, participants etc.


THANK YOU!

penny


ART ART ART Review

ART ART ART review
ART ART ART review

FOLKESTONOMY has been reviewed in ART ART ART to read the article please download the pdf here.


Quick Visit


On our way to Europe on a quick visit to Folkestone to fix some of the add on signs which has become a weekly maintenance operation. The jacks we use don't seem to be fit for the job and they are continuously breaking. The real dilemma is not going down to fix the sign but the inconsistency it creates in the data that is being collected. It means sitting down and consolidating a lot of entries by hand.


Carnival on the Leas

whatsitallabout... explaining the project to passers by on the Leas
whatsitallabout... explaining the project to passers by on the Leas
Kiosk and float ...
Kiosk and float ...
... on the Leas
... on the Leas

The float joint the carnival. Braced for hordes of people, wind, rain and sunshine we left before the storms kicked in.


Feedback Loops

Dorian plugging his story
Dorian plugging his story
Dorian explaining the latest collector software update
Dorian explaining the latest collector software update

Each evening the computer from the float gets hooked up to the internet and gets synchronised with the database on the server which is the one feeding the website. At the same time the collector software used to register the stories on the float gets updated whenever Dorian has a new version.
All this remote updating works a treat but it does not replace going down and checking how things work live. The response to the project has been very strong and we are collecting a huge amount of stories. The tireless invigilators on the float are doing a fantastic job communicating the project and capturing the stories. The week point at the moment are the 'add-on signs' which break very easily. They either snap (which is easy to fix) or the jack simply comes apart (which is not easy to fix at all). Ones broken we have to register a new 'add on' in the database, transfer the sticker and merge the different sets of data in order not to get too much confusion. This is actually rather high maintenance as it entails getting the broken signs to London, fixing them and getting them back. In the meantime important signs might be missing on site and temporary signs are used which is further confusing the data...... Anyway we live and learn.
Saturday Dorian and I went down early to have a good few hours before the float goes out at 10am and check the system, repair signs and spend time with the float on site to see how everything works when it is live. It was very helpful as we noticed little problems that caused confusion which we could only understand properly when seeing the mapping in action.


Summer is out there somewhere

Sun protection - Evidence of sunny spells in an old fashioned British summer
Sun protection - Evidence of sunny spells in an old fashioned British summer
Olivia with rain jacket and sun glasses
Olivia with rain jacket and sun glasses


The mapping language is catching on ...

Audi's latest advert in Folkestone - looks somewhat familiar
Audi's latest advert in Folkestone - looks somewhat familiar


On the Leas today.

Locating the Float on the Triennial map in the Visitors Centre
Locating the Float on the Triennial map in the Visitors Centre
stereo Tagging
stereo Tagging


C@FE IT

Parked up at Cafe It
Parked up at Cafe It

Friday night workshop with the youth from Cafe It.
the end to a long, windy and sunny Friday.

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