Curzon Memories is a smartphone app which provides a tour of the inside and outside of the Curzon Cinema, in Clevedon, on the west coast of England. The app emerges from the work of DCRC researcher Charlotte Crofts, and explores how pervasive media can enhance the cinema’s new exhibition of the Curzon Collection and the cinema’s history (which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund).
Curzon Memories uses GPS location coordinates and QR code cues to trigger dramatisations and oral memories about the history of the building. The app has launched on the iTunes store for iPhone this week.
I’ve been involved in helping to document some of the project, and the video above is interviews and test footage I shot and edited earlier this year. There’s also a short promotional video for the app on the way.