Pioneer the record, limited edition ‘vinyl 5″ postcard’ for sale

In addition to the augmented reality artwork of Daddy long legs in Brighton using the Pioneer AR app, I am pleased to announce a limited edition ( just 100 ) special postcards made by injection moulding technique that can be played on a normal record deck !

If you like to order this limited edition vinyl postcard now, please email me for an invoice and PayPal details. It is just £12.50 plus £1.50 UK shipping, international rates available from my Discogs market place and from Per Diem on Bandcamp

In addition, it also triggers a 3D version of a Technics record deck whilst playing the record using a special AR app for most Android phones !

With a dub aesthetic and inspired by Mark Stewart and the Maffia’s ‘Jerusalem’ from ‘Learning to Cope with Cowardice’ album mixed in with William Burroughs, HG Wells and Elgar’s Nimrod variations, the music is made by myself and partner in ‘PerDiem’ band.

We orginally considered waiting to release it on Bandcamp on 24.12.21 which is the next date of ‘Bandcamp Fridays’ when the organisation have waived their fees and given their share directly to artists and independent labels.

However we have released – click here for Per Diem on Bandcamp

Daddy long legs & War of the worlds

Admiring the aesthetics accompanying H. G. Wells’ war of the worlds, made at the same time as Magnus Volk’s Pioneer in 1897.

‘Pioneer’ (Daddy long legs) and H. G. Wells’ novel ‘The War of the Worlds’ were both released publicly in 1896-1897. Eerie, imaginative, ambitious (with fragility ) they all show how exciting it was, ideas thoroughly of their late Victorian time. The illustrations first by British artist Warwick Goble, and then reprinted in 1906 with those by Henrique Alvim Corrêa.

#Art #volksrailway #Pioneer_AR

#hgwells #magnusvolk #victorianengineering

Artist talk & demo in Lewes

08.12.21 : Catalyst Club, Lewes Arms, Lewes , Luciana will deliver ‘Pioneer AR’ in a 15 minute presentation
( Click here to book tickets as venue has a limited capacity ) – it’s a great night with 3 speakers and much cheer, one I enjoy being in the audience for also !

There are two sittings, 7pm or 8.30pm you can book tickets for

Looking at Pioneer through the app using a postcard as the trigger, before heading out into The Marina to hunt the model on its tracks

Pioneer’s 125th anniversary, artist walk and talk 28.11.21 at 12pm

Pioneer celebrates its 125th anniversary of its inaugural journey in the sea, from Banjo Groyne (seafront) in Kemp town Brighton, so this sunday I will meet there, offering a short historical talk and documenting its departure using my free augmented reality app Pioneer AR for iOS and Android devices.
Links to download the free ‘Pioneer AR’ app are here

Do join us, by midday as it departs at 12.30pm we will walk along the promenade towards the Marina, weather permitting to view it out at sea.

Download Android or Apple app

The app ‘Pioneer AR’ is free for Android and Apple iOS phones and iPads
It can trigger an experience directly from the special postcard but as it also uses the GPS signal in your smartphone, when you are in brighton you can select map mode from the main menu to guide you to its original tracks and trigger the experience or Postcards available from Phoenix galleries @ArtspacePhoenix in Brighton



Next meet-up 28.11.21 at 12pm, Brighton

The next public free meet-up will be on Sunday 28.11.21 to commemorate the 125th inaugural launch of Pioneer. Meet at midday on the Banjo Groyne concrete wall for a talk and to document waving if off on its departure. Please share photos from the event #Pioneer_AR. Links for all phones compatible are here

The view on Banjo Groyne of Paston Place as Pioneer arrives back from its inaugural journey

Pioneer AR download links

The link for Android devices  (requires Android 7.0 and up)

Check from a list of compatible Android phones as not all phones are compatible, turn any VPN off and allow GPS features to be on.

For all apple iOS devices just follow this link –

Follow the instructions, either use the postcard from Lighthouse (also available from Phoenix galleries & cafe ) to trigger the experience. Or come to the marina, see the maps for events, meeting place and follow us along the original tracks towards Roedean school & Ovingdean.

Please use #PioneerAR to follow us