Past-Present-Future Vehicle (M-V10 PPFV)

Past-Present-Future Vehicle 1.1

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Function: To engage members of the public in conversation about historical, contemporary and future issues and events.

Design Features: All weather aluminium construction; etched and painted acrylic panels; one track with five numeral unit capacity per track; two tracks with twenty-two letter unit capacity per track; 100mm wheels with breaks (x 4); easily accessible storage of numeral and alphabet units; and two alternate storage units.

Deployment: Possible in most city terrains.  Hard surfaces, concrete or bitumen easier than softer gravel or grass.  Steep slopes to be avoided.  Level ground required when stationary.  Medium to busy pedestrian traffic location most effective. Ideally not deployed in strong wind.

Public Engagement: One to two members of the public can talk about an event in the past, present or the future with the AR/P at any one time.  Unlimited public audience.

Action Researcher/Performer's (AR/P) Role: Makes progressive selections of text for display from pre-recorded historical and contemporary events in available bound booklet; engages members of the public to elicit past and present experiences and events and also future predictions; records elements of these conversations into the booklet; adds parts of these conversations to the display; and documents each display variation.

Assistant's Role: One assistant required to undertake still and video image documentation.

See further details about the Past-Present-Future Vehicle (M-V10 PPFV) here.



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