Discover other worlds while exploring this one, all through your device. Hunt for hidden stories and unearth meanings tied to real-world locations.
NowHere is a flexible platform for location-based experiences. It is a server-side content management system with support for time-and-distance-based text, graphics, and sound. It is also a collection of mobile client components for building unique real-world experiences. Finally, it includes a suite of tools for managing live multi-user events in real time.
NowHere grew out of a groundbreaking theatre production, "This Is Nowhere", where it was used by hundreds of audience members over multiple performances. The retrospective app for the production, built with the NowHere platform, is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Get a taste of how the NowHere platform was used in a live production.
The NowHere platform was also used for "Vista", a self-guided visual and audio drama set in Torquay, Devon. Created by Zuppa Theatre for 2019 International Agatha Christie Festival, the app combined multi-channel audio and full-screen images to create a unique dramatic and artistic work.
The app included multiple paths through the performance space based on the user's mobility, full-screen environmental graphics, ambient background sounds, and over 30 minutes of audio performances.
Labour7 is a 40-minute app-guided walking tour that can be done anywhere, anytime. Think of it as a short stroll during which you run into seven interesting people working in Nova Scotia during the COVID-19 crisis. It is also an archive of their testimonies from August 2020.
Labour7 uses the NowHere platform like Vista20, but with new content.