Hacking Hanningtons Lane: Places, Stories and Technology

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Unearthing and capturing stories, both old and new, about Brighton's Hanningtons Lane and turning them into a Virtual Reality experience.

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As part of Brighton Digital Festival, the city’s hub for emerging technologies, The FuseBox, is setting up camp at 3 Hanningtons Lane for a week of hands-on experiences and talks about new technologies, society and you. Every day there's something different to experience and learn about!

The FuseBox in the Lane: Hacking Hanningtons Lane

Hanningtons Lane is the newest lane in Brighton, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t got a history. In Puget’s Cottage it has the oldest house in Brighton, and (amongst many other things) the Lane has apparently witnessed a troop of elephants parading through it. From the time it was just a footpath by a field to the present day, it generates memories, stories and experiences.

Across two days, we will be unearthing and capturing those stories, both old and new, of Hanningtons Lane and turning them into a Virtual Reality experience.

Thursday 17th October, 6 - 9pm

Places, Stories & Technology: 3 Perspectives

To kick start the hack, we’ll be hosting an evening of talks and discussion on how the memories, myths and histories of a place can be brought alive, with a special focus on our home for the week, Hanningtons Lane.

Speakers include:

  • Justin Hopper: A psycho-geographer and author of Old Weird Albion, a book that uses the stories embedded into the landscape of the South Downs to try and create an alternate vision of English identity.
  • Kate Howland & Karina Rodriguez: Whose work on the Hove Plinth project was designed to enable people to interact with the sculpture, digitally adding their own individual and collective stories to it.
  • John Mclean & Steve Gunnis: The architects from local firm Morgan Cann who designed Hanningtons Lane and will talk about the exploration and thinking behind the design.
  • Elizabeth Eade: An artist who designed the new mural in the Lane will be talking about the inspiration behind it.

Please note, you need a (free) ticket for the evening event (Thurs 17th Oct, 6pm - 9pm). If you are interested in the Virtual Reality Hack , just come to 3 Hanningtons Lane on 18th Oct between 11am and 7pm.

Hacking Hanningtons Lane is delivered with support from Arts Driva, the Arts Council and the University of Brighton.

Find out what else is happening as part of The FuseBox in the Lane.

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