MICHEÁL O'CONNELL / MOCKSIM
Project Navigator: The satnav in a car, and maps-apps on passengers’ mobile devices, are programmed for the same final destination. During the drive which follows, the different simulated voices compete to recommend routes and give directions, sometimes in sync and sometimes not. This has been run as a live experience (Symphony of Stanavs) in which six passengers, each with a device, are driven about in a seven seater car. First they are taken in the opposite direction to the programmed destination and then back to it. A simupoem Navigating was created incorporating samples recorded on one such run, carried out on 1st April 2017. Note: in the year before the simupoem Busting (included below) had also used maps-app sound recordings.