In the spring of 2011, artist Angela Cockayne and writer Philip Hoare convened and curated a unique whale symposium and exhibition at Peninsula Arts, the dedicated contemporary art space at Plymouth University, under the title, Dominion. Inspired by their mutual obsession with the American novel Moby-Dick and with the overarching subject of the whale, they invited artists, writers, musicians, scientists and academics to respond to the theme. The Moby-Dick Big Read emerged from this and i-DAT has developed the digital interpretation of the novel in partnership with Philip, Angela and Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University.
Chris Hunt leads the technical team behind the Moby-Dick Big Read, and kindly explained some of the technical aspects of the project. Continue reading