InterUrban


Left: Curator Oscar Abril interviews Jeff Knowlton
Right: Beryl Graham and David Furlough experience InterUrban.

In spring 2004 Jeff Knowlton and Naomi Spellman presented another locative media work, InterUrban at FutureSonic <04> in Manchester UK. Utilizing a TabletPC, GPS card and custom software, InterUrban plays back prerecorded narrative elements read by voice actors to weave a story structure in Manchester's historical city center.


Left: Akitsugu Maebayashi, Dimitris Charitos; Giles Rollestone; Kathryn Best
Right: Two men flank Karel Dudesek as they enjoy InterUrban

This location aware narrative unfolds as the user/participant moves through real space. Environmental factors such as time of day and user/participant location, distance traveled, heading and proximity to hypothetical or historical events determine how the narrative unfolds.

InterUrban is an organic scalable reflection on time, distance and the urban psyche.


Michelle Kasprzak, Mark Tuters, Karlis Kalnins and Gabe Sawhney enjoy the warm afterglow of InterUrban.

Jeff Knowlton, Naomi Spellman