Wednesday, 3 December 2008


After lots of begging and pleading I have found someone who will let me have a Slot machine 
not quite the one armed bandit but beggars cant be...
Now all i have to do is get it and get inside it.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

why oh why Brighton

How it will work.

The project will be housed in a One Armed Bandit slot machine 
The arm of the machine will work to spin the three reels

 The first reel will have the face of the person who has been interviewed.

The second reel will have the symbol relating to the reason why the person relocated to Brighton.

The third will have a map reference of where the person came from. (may not have come from UK)

If the person does not discuss where they have come from, and only has a reason for leaving,
the map will be replaced  with something like a stick of rock or some other seaside related imagery.

The inner workings of the machine can be achieved in two ways,
One is to use a Phidget interface kit and a distance measuring sensor.

The second method is to re-wire a mouse and use it control the arm and the enter button of the machine.  

The second method would simplify the machine leaving more time to concentrate on the flash element of the project.

I want this experience to be fun for the user but also to inform people.
Why people come to Brighton.



Wednesday, 8 October 2008

why Brighton

Brighton the place to be...

My idea is to interview people who have relocated to Brighton.
Find out what it was that drew them here and holds them here.
Brighton seems to seems to be a place that attracts people from all over the world.

I want to  interview People from all levels of society, from City Bankers to Homeless people.
What I'm going to do is document the various reasons why people come and make this city their home.
From it's historical roots, Brighton has been a place that draws people in for holidays or relaxing weekends. Some people come to Brighton and never leave,  WHY?
What I'm looking for is testimonies of people's physical and mental journeys to Brighton. 

1. Interview people from all levels of Brighton society
2. What do you miss about your home town?
3. What was it about Brighton that made you move here?
4. When did you leave your home town?
5. How did you travel to Brighton?
6.How has Brighton changed since you've been here?

My project will form a database that will be interactive, entertaining and informative.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Hi yall your all very welcome to write here.