Tourism Telemetry project
The Sea is All Around Us (2015), Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
The Sea is All Around Us explores the 'mobile life' of souvenirs by engaging with the network of seafarers who visit Melbourne Ports and the Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MTSV). Seafarers will receive a souvenir as a welcoming gift and memento of their visit to Melbourne and invited to stay connected during their ongoing journeys using mobile scanning and website mapping technologies. The project bears witness to and raises awareness of the often difficult and dangerous working lives of seafarers.
Tourism Telemetry Blog
Messages from afar
Yesterday I took my own mug to a coastal picnic at the sea at the end of my street in Blackmans Bay, Tasmania. Last night I get a message from the seafarer with mug #121 to say he is in Singapore, heading to Malaysia next. Today I check the Marine Traffic website and can see the BENEDICT SCHULTE making its way through the Straits of Singapore already in deeper water. I turn off the hybrid layers on my satellite imagRead More
Vintage Australian souvenir tea towels