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Tales of Things – Tagging Shoreditch

[LFA RECOMMENDED] taleofthings, Locations along Shoreditch High Street, 19 June - 4 July, free iPhone app download

Hailed as a new way to preserve social history, these barcode-like tags let the general public store and share individual experiences and thoughts on the buildings around them, literally on the buildings. Just find a pre-placed tag, download the free “talesofthings” app to your iPhone or Android, scan the tag and add your own opinion, what you love about that building, what it used to be, why it’s important to you.

Images, audio, text and video can be added to each tagged building, a social history attached to the material history of London, if you disagree with the route or want to expand it you can even print out tags and create your own route, available from

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