Folkestonomy


Mapping your Stories

work in progress, aligning the maps. Not all maps are equal ... and some maps are less equal than others.
work in progress, aligning the maps. Not all maps are equal ... and some maps are less equal than others.

I've just uploaded our first set of visual maps to the site... a map is now generated for each of your Stories... here is my story. Simple, isn't it?

(By the way, if you can't see the map you probably need to install the latest version of Flash Player. It's freee, and it will only take a minute or two)

At the top of the map you can see my 'portrait': which shows who I am, where I'm from, and what I do.

Across the map are spread the locations in Folkestone I have a connection with. Or in my case the Location - the Folkestonomy Float (I admit, I have more connections than this, but Andreas was hurrying me back to London, and I got flustered doing my mapping...).

On the bottom right are the 'reasons' that people connect to their stories. Some of these are connected to locations, and some are not connected to locations. You can identify which story an item is in by it's colour.

So there you go, have a look, and see what you think.

In the coming weeks we'll be adding more maps onto the site, which show different sets of connections, which will allow you to see how folkestone, and the triennial, are connected out into the rest of the world, and how the spaces we've identified within folkestone are connected to each other (other than by roads and pavement...)

At the moment we are cleaning up a lot of the data we've gathered. Due to the larger than expected number of failures of our 'add-ons'* we've had problems with data being getting corrupted upon import, and so we're going through looking at all of your story photos and making sure the stories we have are correct, and trying to tie up any missing photographs to the stories... but pleae let us know if you spot any problems with your stories.

*word of advice, don't use cheap 1/4" jack plugs!


My last day in Folkestone

A last view over the sea in Folkestone
A last view over the sea in Folkestone

Today was my last day in Folkestone. Kathrin and I came down from London and did both our mapping. Watch out for us on the map!

And now I have to say bye-bye to Folkestone. I really enjoyed the time in this beautiful coastal town and hope to come back sometime!

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"Outside of Debenhams"


"Outside of Debenhams" and "In front of Waterstones" was a reaccuring answer to our question, where things take place in Folkestone.

There is a suggestion that the word Folkestone comes from "Folka's stone" a place marked by a rock where people would meet, celebrate, fight, hang out etc. But it remains uncertain where this rock was located.

There is a hint.....


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