Spatial Storytelling in Western Warren County at Crandall Library

Crandall Library
Location 333 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY  12801

7:00 PM


A soon-to-be-launched mobile app that delivers GPS-triggered narratives to your phone as you drive or walk around western Warren County will be the focus of a presentation hosted Thursday, September 28 by the Warren County Historical Society. 

Sara Frankenfeld, the county's GIS Administrator, and Dan Forbush, founder and editor of Cliff & Redfield Interactive, will introduce Explore Warren County, an app that will offer visitors to Warren County three audio tours starting in January. 

Their presentation, "Spatial Storytelling in Western Warren County," is set for Thursday, September 28th, at 7 p.m. in Crandall Library's Christine L. McDonald Community Room in Glens Falls. 

Lovers of Adirondack history and high-tech gadgetry are likely to find this program interesting. Frankenfeld and Forbush seek 25 volunteers to try Explore Warren County for three months, providing feedback on increasingly evolved versions to be developed prior to the app's official January launch. 

The GPS capability that connects audio stories to GPS triggers was innovated 20 years ago by Rochester-based Thomas Dunne and is now available in its most advanced form on a development platform called STQRY. So long as you download Exploring Warren County in an area with a good wireless signal, the app will work anywhere you drive in western Warren County. 

The First Wilderness Story Collaboration, which Frankenfeld chairs, has been researching and writing carefully timed narratives for the app since last spring. Interns from Skidmore College, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY Adirondack are assisting.