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'SOLAR'walking at the speed of light was a new digital project funded by Catalyst from the Walking Arts Research Group at Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with external organisations Opus Independents and Epiphany VR. It was an app that guides a walking trail from the city into the Peak District as a scaled down version of the solar system. The trail begins with the Sun in the Peace Gardens and ends with Neptune situated near Ladybower Reservoir and follows scaled down measurements of the distances between planets onto Sheffield and the peak district.

Users were be able to download the app, follow a walkable trail and uncover a new piece of artwork from artists and lecturers at Sheffield Hallam as they passed each respective planet. The app was launched in late February/ early March of 2017.

Sheffield Hallam University’s Jeremy Lee and Annie Watson have been invited to present the Walking Arts Research Group’s Solar at documenta14 on 22 June 2017 in Kassel, Germany.

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