Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Take a Tour of Dorchester

Get a new perspective on Dorchester during a MY Dot Tour in August. These free, multi-media tours are led by local teens who will talk about the past, present and future of the community.

The hour-long tours take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 and Sunday, August 14th. They feature a selection of notable sites around Fields Corner that have been identified and researched by local teens with help from archives, residents and local institutions.

To enhance the tour experience, each My Dot Tour stop hosts a street sign with location information accessible by phone, and via quick response (QR) code, an information-rich code that can be scanned using a smart phone. The tour website further features audio, images and text about each site.


The tour emphasizes participatory involvement in the creation of a living archive of Fields Corner sites – public comments about the past, present, or future of the area can be phoned in or sent via SMS at the tour stops and through a variety of ways on the website – and provides information to the public well beyond scheduled tour dates.

For more information or to make a reservation, email my dottour@gmail.com.

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