2 August 2010

As part of FACT's current Persistence of Vision exhibition, artist Sascha Pohflepp (whose other art project Fixr is currently on display in our public spaces) has designed an exciting app, Buttons, which turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a clever networked object.

When you take a photo using Buttons, it logs the exact time or location of your photo and searches the Internet for other images taken in exactly the same moment or place.  The image will appear on your screen shortly after, and you are left with a shared moment with somebody, who could be anywhere in the world.

The app, developed by Elastik, is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPads.  It is available to purchase from the Apple iTunes store for a special introductory price of £1.19.  But if you feel like trying it out, there’s an iPod touch installed to borrow from FACT’s Information Desk - just ask at the desk for more information.

Sascha also created the Fixr work in the FACT foyer.  Fixr allows you to record memories you didn't photograph, but really wish you did.  Visit the Fixr terminal in the foyer or online, and enter your memory to become part of the ever growing gallery of moments slowly taking over FACT's walls and atrium ceiling.