AN INTERACTIVE VR HEARING GAME – Whatever that will be.
FOCUS: Virtual reality, multimedia radio play, digital escape room, stories in a new format, a socio-cultural project.
AGE GROUP: from 12 years without age restriction a socio-cultural project for all
PLACE OF IMPLEMENTATION: In and around the railway station in Geltendorf
FUNDING PROGRAMME: “Ta4 Digitality + Socioculture” of the special programme NEUSTART KULTUR
SECTIONS OF THE PROJECT
- Ideas competition:
CONTENT AND THEMES
“Code 0-1-19” are digital experience spaces that tell stories from “traces” in an abandoned railway station building in the municipality of Geltendorf. The 5,500 inhabitants and daily 8,000 commuters have no meeting spaces. The “traces” in the station are intended to inspire people to invent stories and create them as a digital experience with VR and 360° panoramic tours in mobile production containers at the station.
Experts from media, theatre, and radio will accompany the participants of all ages and create formats such as “Pixel Hunting”, “Storytelling” and “Escape Room” with them.
We can use the former railway station in Geltendorf as a venue for our activities. There we have the waiting room and adjoining rooms at our disposal, which have been empty for four years. Despite its central location in the town, the place lies fallow. There are many traces in the station: Posters, timetables, graffiti, messages, keys or broken windows, and coffee mugs.
We are launching a competition for all ages with different formats to invent stories and experience digital storytelling in a whole new way. The “tracks” in the station are the “clues” for the plots.
These stories will be incorporated into a 360° panorama as interactive digital elements and offered for different target groups and requirements:
There will be audio, video, photos, and texts produced by actors from the population under the guidance of our instructors.
For this purpose, we offer three formats:
For young people aged 12 and over. Here you search for hidden, interactive pixels, a search game for which, depending on the clues as to where the next pixel might be. In the end, it becomes exciting what one discovers in the process. A digital puzzle, a painting after digital clues with surprising results.
STORYTELLING: Crime, Love or Science Fiction Story
Here, a more complex story is told with the “clues”. The next step in the story is revealed through interviews, witness statements, and photos. Visitors have to follow the trail digitally on a PC, smartphone or with VR glasses. An interactive media game that shows what is possible with a smartphone and imagination.
Here players will make their way through the station on the spot. They are guided by other players who are at They are directed and organized via mobile phone by other players who are at home on the PC, just like in new agent films. The clues are digital and can be found like a phone number to call. It’s a playful competition to see which team can complete the tasks and riddles the fastest. the stories come from the people of Geltendorf.
- INVESTIGATE May 2021: prepare, create information materials, document “tracks”.
- IDEAS COMPETITION: June/July 2021: Announcement of competition, workshops (technology, design, writing) with the contributors
- PRODUCING: August to October 2021: Producing the stories with sound, video, photo
- PRESENT: October 2021: Publication of 360° animations and virtual reality
With the playful approach to creating stories, the station is to be experienced and perceived as a more exciting, enigmatic place. The aim is to create a socio-cultural autact that nobody expects in this form and to show how changeable one’s own environment is. The latest digital presentations in the form of VR and 360° panoramas with audio contributions and videos will be created by the participating population themselves. This innovative framework is intended to symbolize the new departure.
The project will run from May to December 2021.
The exhibition and installation are to be publicized from September.
Habitat Property Ltd.
“The project is funded by the special program of the Fonds Soziokultur is part of the NEUSTART KULTUR program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) in the Federal Government’s economic stimulus package.”
ARTICLES ON THE PROJECT AND BLOG
See articles in the blog.
The project is currently underway.