GCOretro’s Talking Machines. A guest post.
I, along with my Helo World / Get Caerphilly Online boys ran two major engagement events centred around retro tech in 2014.
We developed a bit more content for the 2nd event, adding a ‘cinema’, and, a way of interacting with some of the exhibits; TALKING MACHINES!!!
We brought 5 of the machines to life, giving them the ability to text and make voice calls to visitors with information about their history as well as music from some of the ‘classic’ games they played. Mog and I developed the concept and content together, and Mog did all the technical development using Conducttr and Twilio. The reactions to the machines were wonderful – adding another dimension of joy to all the fully beaming people as they wandered through their pasts!
The Transmedia Storyteller (i.e. Conduccttr blog) loved what we did so much they wanted us to tell all their friends, so Mog did a lovely little guest post explaining it all.