Proof of concept
The audio medium to create interactions
Audio Crumbs – not your regular audio tour
Tuesday 26 June was an important day at the Hive as we had the presentation of our POC (Proof of Concept). The preparation of this 10-minute presentation allowed us to clarify our intentions and make figure out how to progress the project. We are still trying to define our own identity, what we want to convey through our experiences.
What we are not
What we aim to become
Audio Crumbs creates meaningful interactions between people through the use of audio. Groups of people listen to these recordings together and follow the instructions given to them. These instructions allow them to experience various situations. These adventures tend to have an impact on the behavior and habits of these participants, even once the recordings are over.
Our first “product” is the experience we create for thecamp. It’s going to be used as an introduction to thecamp for the executives attending the Pass workshops. The experience is a succession of walks and “scenes” at various locations, as depicted on the map below. For example, participants could be guided for a blind walk. Organized in pairs, the guide would be responsible for his partner, whose eyes would be blindfolded. This exercise allows you to get to know each other, to work on the notion of trust etc.
A project in progress
Until now, we got very positive feedback about our demarche and biases. But we are still trying to determine our objectives and the possible impacts the experience could have on our audience. Our project needs to mature a bit, to find its value so it doesn’t become an other project in one of the previous lists. As we conceive it now, it is an hybrid project, artistique but that needs to make sense in its globality, which means before, during and after the recordings are over.
We progress at a good rhythm, we started to write scenarios that we need to record next week. We are starting a long test phase during all summer, so we can find the conductive thread between all the scenes but also the interest that each crumb will have to the story.