31. August 2012 - 17:00 - 17:45
Serendipitous Walk is a guided walk around Basel that's all about finding new things while looking for something else entirely. It's an app-guided experience but for two days Mark Shepard, the artist behind the app, will be in Basel to take people on the tour. This 45 minute walk will take place on Friday, 31st of August and Saturday, 1st of September, starting at the Tinguely Brunnen at 5pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday. Serendipitor is an alternative navigation app for the iPhone that helps you find something by looking for something else. The app combines directions generated by a routing service (in this case, the Google Maps API) with instructions for movement and action inspired by Fluxus, Vito Acconci, and Yoko Ono, among others. Enter an origin and a destination, and the app maps a route between the two. You can increase or decrease the complexity of this route, depending how much time you have to play with. As you navigate your route, suggestions for possible actions to take at a given location appear within step-by-step directions designed to introduce small slippages and minor displacements within an otherwise optimized and efficient route. What to bring: It’s free to take part, but pre-booking is essential. Bring an iPhone (iOS 3.2+ ), comfortable walking shoes, a friend or two and come explore the city in a new, interactive way.
The walk ends at House of electronic Arts Basel.
Download Serendipitor for free from the App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/serendipitor/id382597390?mt=8