This seed project aims to investigate the ways in which sensory ethnography and the digital archive might be synthesised, generating new fieldwork methods and new ways of knowing. The theoretical framework for this relationship has been explored by Johannes Fabian in ‘Ethnography as Commentary: Writing from the Virtual Archive’ (2008) but this project aims to generate a practical output that will test the relationship using the case study of an urban regeneration project.
This project aims to provide the network with:
This successful funding application made it possible to add interactive 360° binaural field recordings into the Experience Temple Works project. The money was used to purchase an omni-binaural microphone and to hire a freelance web developer to assist with the production of the code required to play the resulting sound files through a web browser. This very significant stage in the development of Experience Temple Works is evaluated in section 4.2 of the thesis.