A brand-new free app which combines poetic audio with augmented reality visuals to connect people with the Penzance and Dawlish sea fronts, has been entered into the Soundwalk September Awards.
The 'Walk With Us' walks, created by writers and artists Maya Chowdhry, Sarah Hymas and Alex Peckham, are part of the NOC-led Coastal REsistance: Alerts and Monitoring Technologies (CreamT) project.
‘Walk With Us’ offers two self-guided walks along the sea fronts of Penzance and Dawlish, using smartphone technologies. Combining an audio narrative with augmented reality (AR) visuals, the free app launched in July 2022 for iOS and Android and will be available for two years.
Exploring themes of coastal erosion and climate change, both walks are for anybody interested in the sea, what lives in it, and how it affects us.
In Penzance, ‘Six Lessons in Walking a Tightrope’ leads you from Newlyn Art Gallery to the Jubilee Pool. Using weather and ocean data, it balances the line between celebrating our world as it is now and possible changes to come.
‘Dive in Dawlish’ takes you from the railway viaduct along the seawall to Coryton Cove. This magical walk blends real life with science fiction visuals, inviting you to descend into the ocean while never actually getting your feet wet.
Each walk is available to download free to your smartphone using the links below.