A User Curated GPS-Enabled Arts, Music, Film, and Literature Magazine.
As you turn the corner your phone vibrates. Reaching into your pocket you notice that you have a new notification from Infused. You’ve passed through another user’s Infused hotspot. The user wrote a mystery that takes place at the diner you’re passing by. You go inside and take a seat in the same booth the protagonist meets the villain for the first time. On the way to the lake you pass through a musician’s hotspot. Infused pulls the musician’s hit single and plays while you stumble upon more spaces infused with creativity.
These are the kind of moments created by Infused the GPS-enabled arts magazine. The humanities and arts take on a whole new dimension with the power of mobile and GPS technology. The world becomes your canvas, the map your page as you plot inspiration in your city. Every musician, poet, writer, artist, photographer, and filmmaker who uses Infused paints the city with the arts. Imagination flows into reality and stories spring to life for app users. The possibilities for artistic expression are endless and waiting to be challenged. What will you infuse?
Click on any of the markers to see #hashtags, author, and title. You can even get directions to visit the artist’s Infused space. When you click on a hotspot you’ll be able to engage with the work that was posted there. That may mean listening to a song about the Infused space or looking at a painting that casts new light on the surroundings.
…this could be a neat way to invite art into the mobile space.
Bring creativity to everyday moments..
Chicago Artist Resource
…FourSquare for art, music and poetry.
Publish chapters of your story around the city and send users on a journey to discover them. Compose narratives that take readers all around the city, and then share them using Infused.
Mystery novels with clues plotted around the city turn readers into detectives. Take readers to the scene of the first kiss in a romance novel. Plot the final page of your story and transform the impact of your conclusion. For the first time ever, influence what the reader sees when they look up from your story.
Use locations to blend abstract imagery and metaphor into expansive poetic maps. Hoist stanzas to the ends of piers and to the top branches of trees. Plot them as dance steps in a field. Poetry engages the user in exciting new ways.
Tickle your imagination and submit a series of poems to Infused. Chapbooks take on a completely new life as they guide readers from poem to poem. Let the imagery of your poetry sprout to life.
Gather a bunch of your fans at a single location to hear a new single or create a one time musical concert by posting a set list and then deleting it. With Infused your music can engage a new audience everyday.
Imagine leaving a love song for your partner to find as they walk home from work. Sing Happy Birthday and leave it for your children at the bus stop. With Infused your music will always hit its mark.
Create galleries that use locations to build strong, clear messages. Lend power and emotion to your shots by adding a new dimension. For the first time ever, influence what the viewer sees when they look up from your shot.
As a filmmaker you can leave trailers for your piece at the scenes where they’re shot. Move your green screen work closer to reality by placing it in its real world location.
Appoet will make this data available for scholarship and research. The work that is done with Infused can be recreated in your city. Infused is a great tool for anthropologists, scholars interested in the digital humanities, and educators.