JoyceWays: THE ULYSSES iPHONE APP
Launched by SENATOR DAVID NORRIS, the JoyceWays iPhone app was released on Thursday, 14 June at the James Joyce Centre, North Gt George’s St, Dublin 1
At home in your armchair, or guided across Dublin’s streets, discover James Joyce with Professor Nugent’s brilliant introduction to Ulysses. The students of Boston College have spent 3 years producing this top-quality journey along the footsteps of Leopold Bloom. Designed and developed by Big Top Multimedia here in Dublin, it’s a spectacular guide to the city and a welcoming introduction to Ulysses.
JoyceWays carries you back to the Dublin of 1904, taking you to over 100 locations. At each POI you’ll hear excerpts from Ulysses read by America’s great popularizer of Joyce, Frank Delaney (NPR called him “the most eloquent man in the world”). At each spot, you’ll be treated to expert criticism, quirky facts, and contemporary photos, advertisements, cartoons, and posters.
JoyceWays leads you on an exploration of 15 of Joyce’s pubs, each with our “Authenticity Ratio.” Follow our Dubliners trail. Or just treat yourself to Senator David Norris’s animated video performance of scenes from “Nausicaa.” JoyceWays guides you from 7 Eccles Street to the National Library, from Dublin Castle to Sandymount Strand. We’ve mapped for you the texture of the city Joyce fled, but loved.
JoyceWays is a city guide, a study companion, an escapist’s toy. It’s an indispensable tool for professors and pupils, for Joyceans, and Joyceans-yet-to-be. JoyceWays is your friendly companion, your colorful guide to the Dublin of Joyce. It’s Ulysses for you.
Author details: Joyce scholar Professor Nugent, a native of Mullingar, is a professor of English Literature and member of the Irish Studies Program at Boston College.
Product details of JoyceWays:
*Real-time GPS Tracking
*Voice of Frank Delaney
*6 chapters & selected points from Dubliners
*15 of Joyce’s Pubs *David Norris video
*Dozens of Contemporary photos
*100 locations from Joyce’s writings
*4 hours of spoken commentary
The price for all this? Just 2.99 Euros.
Contact: Joe Nugent
Tel. 086 345 8195
Prof. Nugent, this looks beyond brilliant. I can only imagine what it would have been like have had this app on my phone while visiting Dublin 6 years ago. Someday! A real treat.
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