The sun was shining on the historical graveyard Assistens Kirkegård in Copenhagen. People were doing yoga next to exotic trees and old gravestones, drinking their Friday beer with friends or just enjoying the sun – and I was walking with my smartphone, following the “poet’s path” and tweeting about it.
I wasn’t alone as people from Germany, the Netherlands and Italy were retweeting, commenting and favoring tweets constantly. Thank you so much for your company!
Excurse in Danish history in 140 letters long pieces
A tweet is no longer than max 140 signs, but you still can tell short stories from history. Read all tweets in my Storify.
Copenhagen’s Assistens graveyard is right now becoming “digital churchyard” with QR codes on special graves. Right now you can watch around 25 well-produced videos on YouTube, which tell a 3 to 5 minutes long story about the person buried there. In 2016 it will be 50 small films (in Danish), inviting to explore the churchyard with a smartphone. The films can be watched in the permanent exhibition at Kulturcentret Assistens as well.
On Friday, April 25th, between 2 and 3.30pm, I visited the graves of Søren Gyldendal (founder of the book publishing house Gyldendal), the church-critical philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the communist writer and nature painter Hans Scherfig, the popular poet Dan Turèll and of course Hans Christian Andersen. I shared pictures and in between there started small conversations (here you find further information on the background of my walk). Once again I am fascinated by the special drive such events, that at the same time take place in social media and the real world, can have!
Further information on #digitalinvasions
The originally Italian and now international concept #digitalinvasions with lots of small cultural events is still going on (until May 4th), just search the hashtag #digitalinvasions on all kinds of social networks or check out their webpage .