For the past three months, +Lauren Edwards
, John Fearon and I have been working on a way to connect a voice and a location to tell intimate, immersive stories. It's called VoiceMap, and while it's still very much in beta, we already have a number of engaging walks through Cape Town, narrated by accomplished storytellers. Justin Fox talks about shipwrecks, sea creatures and stormy lives in Mouille Point. Eve Sandler talks about why the Company's Garden is a modern-day refreshment station, and how she became an accidental terrorist. Jeanette Clarke makes fynbos magical at Kirstenbosch.
We have an iPhone app, which you'll find at bit.ly/voicemap
. And if you're a storyteller, we'd like to work with you. VoiceMap grew at least partly out of my frustration with trying to tell Cape Town's story in a single voice, from a single perspective, when I was the editor at GreatGuide. We want personal stories, about your connection to a place, because we believe that they make the world more meaningful. If you're interested, send me a message.