About_Cut-Throat Bandits in the Paths of Fame

Saturday 4th July to Tuesday 4th August 2009.

A re-engagement with the cultural and physical landscape of Edinburgh by imagining and enacting a geographical conversation with eight figures of the past.

Leaving a physical and virtual trail which others will be able to follow both during and after the project, these eight prominent characters will engage in a conversation both amongst themselves, but also with their followers on Twitter and Brightkite.

Robert Burns, Charles Darwin, Robert Fergusson,
David Hume, James Clerk Maxwell, Walter Scott,
Adam Smith & Robert Louis Stevenson.

Physical manifestation of the messages at specific GPS locations will provide an opportunity for followers to explore the city and further engage in a dialogue with the characters. As the project continues, it will be possible to trace the temporal, spatial and physical evolution of the conversation across the month and the city.

Colin Fraser is a freelance tutor, writer and social media consultant. He was the founder member and lead coordinator of the Ken Yersel project, which promoted a unique conjunction of technology and philosophical discussion. He is editor-in-chief of ANON, the blind review poetry magazine.


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