We want to use our app to take the viewer back to one of the most famous races in real-time.  They would receive broadcast style updates from the trackside over real-time, replicating the passing of history's events and providing the viewer with a sense of involvement unlike ever before.  They would experience views of society and events based on what was known at the time, then would be able to feed their curiosity with access to an expansive reservoir of information on the participants, the cars and the manufacturers. This is a series of live broadcasts and event programs in your pocket. Unlike the Fords and Ferraris of the race, the user may not be travelling at well in excess of 100mph but, wherever you are, they can still feel the thrill of the race in bite-sized updates, designed to be of a suitable length to entertain during any mundane commute.

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Press Release V.1

Headline: IPT-A APPS; re-living history as if the present.

Body: who what when how & why

Flip-Time is a fledgeling app-developer for the i-device format; aiming to provide a unique method for gaining an insight into history; in particular, but not exclusively, the historical racing events from the 20th century. The aim has been to come up with a method of enabling any commuter to enjoy an entertaining commute with bite-sized sections of re-enacted, real-time played video sequences. We have researched into the topics covered using a variety of sources; information known at the time of the race and information subsequently known has been converged into a comprehensive reference library. Accounts played out within the apps however remain true to what was known at the time.

The vehicles, drivers, aviators and pilots have been researched and allow for a good range of insights into the various aspects of each race. Throughout the week, they would receive notifications that the next part of the event is available; each event covered as if a news report from the time.

We have a unique style that has been a convergence of ideas; primarily to inform, as is the fundamental use of art, then the entertainment value. The art style implemented is detailed enough to be informative, yet, ironically is also simple enough to prevent one image from dominating the listener's imagination. The art backs up what are fundamentally audio driven reports. So if you cannot watch while travelling, you can still know exactly what is going on and thus still experience the thrill of the race, the terror of the sea or the wonderment of mans technological advancements.

The apps are brainchild of Chris Page who runs a popular online sports car site which also from time to time features a host of related developments from the engineering world. He was inspired a couple of years ago to run an event in real-time and see how people reacted. Successfully running a trial true-to-time re-enactment of the Bismarck's story give him the incentive to take the concept further. Later on he got in contact with local animator Amber Young and after several months of discussion and research, the idea had moved into production.

To begin with the concept seemed good but others were sceptical. After trailing on a test group, it seemed that there was an all-round enthusiasm for this stye of entertainment.

The intent has always been to create a range of these, but perhaps our biggest aim is wanting a real community spirit for these projects; already implemented are a series of polls and questionnaires around the net asking for people to put forward which topic they would like the next app to be about; we also encourage people's imaginations to be sparked into both putting forward any information they know; ultimately providing a continually enhanced experience and reservoir of data for the user, but to also become inspired and take up interest in these fields. Take for example, 'Race to the Moon Pt1.' During the 60's the space age was at the forefront; people knew what developments were happening, people knew that moving to other than just our own planet for resources and space would be something we would need to eventually confront and there was resulting great interest and hope. Today focus has pulled back and great concepts blended into the background. We hope this will be reversed. With 'Sink the Bismarck,' people can experience one of the most momentous sea battles in real-time, gaining a glimmer of insight into how events played out and the mindset of the sailers, but perhaps it will make people aware that it was not just a nations ego subdued or a replaceable ship lost, but many thousands of lives and obviously other subsequent generations.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Headline: IPT-A APPS OFFER UNIQUE HISTORY INSIGHT IN PRESENT REAL-TIME

11th August 2011

You can now experience the past in real-time at home and on the move.

Over time man has needed to share information. Way back this was achieved using visual representations in the form of cave paintings, scrolls, wood block printing and gradually over time, with the improvement of technology and need to process information at an increasingly heightened pace, faster, more sophisticated formats such as photography, video and dCGI renderings have been employed. Today we are fortunate to have the best tools at our disposal to complete this task and transportable devices such as the iphone have forever changed our data swapping and information finding capabilities. Just as the internet revolutionised access to knowledge and social media networks opened the doors for 24hr communication, the use of compact devices is here to stay and has changed our lives irreversibly. The inevitable result of this is a market for information that is available at the touch of a button is at an all time high, however it is a rarity to find something both of a suitable convenience and unique interest. To locate a single account of an event in a textural or visual format is very simple, but to find an account that is engaging and vivid is often difficult to locate.

'IPT-A's are a new form of media that we have developed. The concept behind it; to enable for people both relaxing at home and on the daily commute, thanks to conveniently bite-sized chunks, to be brought period information concerning key historical events in relation to when they occurred in an informative, engaging and entertaining experience.

The information within these has been researched from every angle we have encountered and to the fullest of our ability and this information has been made available. While using the app, the information and views portrayed are accurate to the time; what was known then is relayed in the present.

We have already applied this to some of the 20th centuries key racing events; namely 'Le Mans', and
recreated the Sinking of Bismarck, and provided a time based account of the first race into space.

Each scenario is played out over the course of a week from the first person and kick in throughout the day as a series of reports. For example; with 'Sink the Bismarck,' people can experience one of the most momentous sea battles in real-time, gaining a glimmer of insight into how events played out and the mindset of the sailers. It was not just a nations ego subdued or a replaceable ship lost, but many thousands of lives and obviously other subsequent generations.

The intent has always been to create a range of these, but perhaps our biggest aim is wanting a real community spirit for these projects; we see these not as simply single download applications but as living entities; the information within them is already vast but we hope that the discussions sparked from them will bring new information to light which can be included as time goes on – these are continually growing reservoirs of information on tap for people to get inspired from.


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Imagine you are in the Atlantic ocean. The water is calm, you destination set. Everyone following out instructions in a well ordered manner.  Then, far in the distance a faint silhouette comes into view, then you hear the call; "battle stations." The British are approaching, the ship on which you serve, alone and damaged, little more than a sitting target. How different things had been only a day before; had only a little more progress towards the French coast have been made then this moment would not have come. The question is, where will you be in another hours time?

It is difficult to imagine historical events through simply textural descriptions in books or written accounts on the web, but imagine having someone speaking to you in the first person, there at the time, the sounds vividly surround you, being able to see events play out before your eyes. This is what you experience with an 'IPT-A App.' These have been designed as a new and unique viewing experience for some of histories greatest events; ranging from pioneering achievements as in the race to put the first men into space; 'Race to the Moon,' to entertainment from sporting highlights; "LeMans '66", to factorial heart stopping accounts from naval battles of yesteryear.

Modern electron devices have enabled the sharing of data and ideas unlike ever before. Once, man shared communication through narrative driver paintings, wood block printed scrolls then literature and photography before harnessing the internet; changing our expectations about information on tap irreversibly. But today we can employ a culmination of techniques and methods of convenient data sharing to provide immersive experiences to those both relaxing at home and those on the daily commute.  The use of compact devices is here to stay and has changed our lives irreversibly.  The inevitable result of this is a market for information that is available at the touch of a button is at an all time high, however it is a rarity to find something both of a suitable convenience and unique execution.  For those looking for something a little different, we are proud to offer real-time experience applications.

With an 'IPT-A' or 'IPush-Time-Alternation App', each scenario is played out over the course of a week from the first person and kicks in throughout the day as a series of locational reports. For example; in 'LeMans '66' you are viewing from the trackside, hearing the highs and lows as Ferrari struggle to keep on top for their 7th year running in one of the sport's most memorable years. It has something for those who are new to the genre as well as enough in-depth information concerning the vehicles and participants for those who have followed racing with a passion. With 'Sink the Bismarck,' people can experience one of the most momentous sea battles in real-time, gaining a glimmer of insight into how events played out and the mindset of the sailers.  It was not just a nations ego subdued or a replaceable ship lost, but many thousands of lives and obviously other subsequent generations.

Our intention is to create a range of these, but our biggest aim is wanting a real community spirit for these projects; these are not simply single download applications but more like living, growing entities; the information within them is already vast but we hope that the discussions sparked from them will bring new information to light which will be included as time goes on; these are continually growing reservoirs of information on tap for people to enjoy, learn and get inspired from.

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