Pera pARkours was recently workshopped at ISEA in Augmented Istanbul: Create the Bosphorus AR tour lead by the Stedelijk Museum ARtours team, Margriet Schavemaker and Hein Wils. Pera pARkours is a work in progress that uses Augmented Reality (Layar) to re/dis/locate fragments from the archive Coffee Deposits:::Topologies of Chance, an interactive cross-media project by Tina Bastajian (US/NL) and Seda Manavoğlu (NL/TR). These "post-scripts" are located within a small radius in the Pera/Galata vicinity to uncover past/present narratives weaving both fictive and documentary elements.
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Enable in LAYAR settings the smallest radius such as 100 meters for viewing tour. Start at the bottom of the Camondo stairs in Galata/Pera just off of Banklar Cadessi. map: http://tinyurl.com/6l4329e
*Pera (also known as Galata) was a district in Constantinople
(established circa 13th century as a Genoese trading colony) north of
the Golden Horn, which now encompasses parts of Beyoğlu, Karaköy,
Tophane, Tarlabaşı, Cihangir etc. Pera originates from Greek, meaning
"beyond or across" and the district was particularly known for its
presence of Greek, Armenian, Italian, and Jewish residents and
For more info: www.coffee-deposits.blogspot.com - www.coffeedeposits.nl (Flash previews)
Coffee Deposits:::Topologies of Chance was funded by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF)