With this grant I intend to explore the following three questions
1. What technical possibilities exist for audio augmented reality (AAR) using commercial hardware and software that has existing industry adoption? I have previously developed my projects using bespoke hardware systems which limited their scalability and restricted opportunities for collaboration with other people using more industry standard systems.
2. How might AAR offer a response to current shifts in social, political and physical environments? The ‘isolated,reflective solo walking experience’ that is so common in my field of practice has now, for many people, become a part of their everyday. What content can be layered and entangled with this activity that offers them new insights and revelatory experiences?
3. What technical skills do I need to develop my career in this developing industry? Learning industry standard software would offer more opportunities for collaboration on others projects and greater scalability of my own projects.