Ormesby Dreams of Octorama


Students of Ormesby School are working on a multi media exhibition to be launched in March 2008. The exhibition which will feature voices, music, images and animation will run in the University of Teesside’s OCTORAMA. The students will run a workshop at the BBC’s Open Centre in MIddlesbrough on November 22nd to pitch their ideas to invited guests to encourage other schools and communities to contribute to the exhibition. The theme for the exhibition will be “Dreams” (wishes, hopes, aspirations) and the children hope their parents will visit the school to record their own voices to add to the soundscape.

The Octorama is a fourteen metre diameter art installation with eight large screens and eight independent sound sources running audio visual content (images, video, ambient soundscapes, voices, poems) and affords the visitor a totally immersive experience. The first outing of the Octorama was at the People And Place event in Eston, February 2003.

Digging Digital Graves

The group started out at Laburnam Road Library but we quickly decided to move elsewhere. We coul

d not access the Community Walk map application – don’t know if it was blocked or if the Library’s connection was too slow. Anyway we headed to Destinations @ Saltburn where we continued the workshop. We entered 3 graves from the directory into the satelite view. Clicking on these hotspots brings up the info and clicking on the title takes you to the place on the

FORCEM website where the information is. We’re planning a presentation at the BBC on December 3rd where the group can present their work to invited guests. To view the Digital Cemetery CLICK HERE.