• Utilises the Zoo’s archive collection of photos and associated facts from its past 176 years.
• engages users and facilitates new kinds of interaction.
• Makes the heritage sector relevant by using new technology.
• Maximises locative aspects (ie from mobile smart phone access – to onsite installation)
When put into groups we decided on producing a BristolZoo App. Which would include a Virtual Map, InstaZoo, B-ZOO Pets, 24/7 Camera & See More sections. >>
InstaZoo would include the archived images from Bristol Zoo, B-ZOO pets would be aimed for the children and can be used as your own personal tour guide. See more would allow you to see all the history of Bristol Zoo buildings and the animals. And 24/7 camera was a little extra so you could check out what the animals are doing in Bristol Zoo at all times for the laughs. Hahaha .
The main key selling point of this app is it’s interactiveness allowing you to upload and share pictures on InstaZoo to Facebook and Twitter. Being able to choose your own route round the Zoo on virtual maps and much more.
We decided in our groups that we would all have different sections in this project. I took on the InstaZoo section of the app and as you can see at the top that is my little mock up of what the selection button would look like.
I have decided to allow the addition of BristolZoo frames when users upload photos to InstaZoo also I thought of the idea of instead of liking a photo such as in Instagram you would ‘roar’ a photo. And when you click roar there would be a sound effect added of a lion roaringg…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W4z5rQHetI
I am also going to make a mock up of the display screen when you go into InstaZoo.
So I’ve just started at BU on my Digital Media Design Course and have been given the following task…
‘TASK: What I would like you to do for next week is to try to find me the earliest example of digital media that you can, you can be as inventive, abstract and spurious in this as you want, we will look at those with the earliest dates in the session.’
So instantly when I saw this task I thought this could be anything from the earliest film making with Jason and the Argonauts to the creation of radio.When I went onto researching about the possible early digital media examples I came across ‘Muzak’; in the 1930s, elevator music was among the earliest popularly available streaming media; nowadays Internet television is a common form of streamed media. ‘Muzak’ is another word for elevator music, it was seen to give a sense of mood to it’s audience and is still sometimes used today.
I found this link to some 1930’s elevator music … definitely sets some mood.