For iPhones, due to COVID there are delays getting apps into the app store but we have a way to install it via Test Flight, which is the Apple testing platform – just follow this link – https://testflight.apple.com/join/jAbgmvmu
I hope you are as excited as the Victorian train is to ride again ! If you come down to the original tracks at low tide in daylight hours, any month of the year, you can actually trigger the Pioneer to appear when standing on the remnants of the concrete that the rails were attached to !
We are testing the app for Android & iOS smartphones, keeping the user interface simple and clean, triggering the experience from a special (free) postcard or by visiting the original location along Kemptown seafront, heading towards Rottingdean
Postcards are currently in Lighthouse and will be in Phoenix galleries foyer from saturday. The free smartphone app Pioneer_AR launches on 06.11.21 and links will be here for all to use.
Each month when the low tide happens with a full moon the original cement blocks beneath the sea, in the rock pools are revealed, the metal tracks where bolted onto these. Pioneer rain on wheels attached to these rails. Most metal was removed for scrap / recycling prior to WW1. This view is to the east side of Brighton Marina, the route we will walk alongside on the Undercliff path from 3-6pm.
The Pioneer_ AR app will be available to download from Google playstore and Apple iTunes App Store from saturday 6th November, the postcards are available from Lighthouse centre in Brighton now.
At 3pm on 06.11.21 we will meet in Brighton Marina in the Village Square to launch together and trace the route partially hidden in low tide, we will walk along the undercliff path which is paved. Here is a test photo as it glides down The Strand, that wasn’t there in its lifetime.
Here is the Pioneer being triggered from the postcard image, available in Lighthouse
The postcards to trigger the experience in any location will be freely available on 28.10.21 the first day of Brighton Digital Festival inside Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ (+44) 01273 647197 firstname.lastname@example.org
The app will be live and available to download from the 6th of November 2021 !
Join the launch of the Pioneer (Daddy longlegs) at 3pm on Saturday 6th November 2021. Experience augmented Victorian engineering from 1896 on your smartphone by joining the artist’s walk. Using the geo-tagged features of the new free smartphone app when walking close to the original route it took it will trigger it to reappear out at sea.
We will meet in the village square of The Marina, seeing it where it once passed as this site hadn’t been built during its existence. The walk will be approximately 1.3 miles along the undercliff path observing the tracks if low tide permits visibility. We will return towards Brighton with a pause for refreshments at The Daddy Longlegs pub in kemptown. Here is a map to help you begin.
For people heading back into Brighton, the start of The Pioneer’s journey began from ‘Banjo Groyne’ in Kemptown on the main promenade opposite Paston Place.
If you can’t make this and are not in Brighton make sure you collect a ‘Pioneer’ postcard of the Daddy Longlegs with instructions on the reverse, so you can trigger the experience anywhere you like.
3pm, Brighton Marina 06.11.21 Futuristic engineering & public transport from 1896 ‘Pioneer’ rides again in November 2021 when I release my latest augmented reality artwork in @DigitalBrighton. Look out for Events & talks, seeing the Victorian version of SpaceX & NASA’s Perseverance mission landing in Mars #AR