TXTilecity :: mobile app offers a new lens on Toronto's history
Year Zero One in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada and [murmur] is pleased to announce the launch of TXTilecity, an interactive map and mobile app exploring the role of textiles in shaping Toronto’s urban landscape.
Navigate Toronto through the lens of TXTilecity with commentary by notable figures including designers Linda Lundström and Pat McDonagh, entrepreneur Joe Mimran, Art Gallery of Ontario curator Michelle Jacques, Social Body Lab director Kate Hartman and many more. Stories come to life in audio and video documentary accounts exploring early garment manufacturing and the performing arts, to the rise of the fashion industry and new artistic practices emerging from the intersection of textiles and technology.
Access over 100 stories at 65 locations using TXTilecity’s map interface at www.txtilecity.ca or as free iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps. Audio stories by [murmur] are also available via cell phone, by calling the number identified on TXTilecity street signs located throughout the downtown core.
YZO is a pioneer in producing artist led projects that utilise Global Information Systems beginning with the teletaxi projects launched in 2003, followed by Geostash, The InSite series and pixelgrain.
"TXTilecity is an unsung gem, sharing stories and artifacts that otherwise would remain forgotten or ignored"
Sue Carter Flinn, This Magazine