The world’s first ever Digital Totem Pole was launched in Wester Hailes on 10th December by Lord Provost Donald Wilson. The pole is one of the outcomes of a collaboration between WHALE Arts, Prospect Community Housing, Wester Hailes Health Agency, Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot Watt University and RCAHMS.
Designed with the input of over 40 local people and carved by Robin Wood, the pole hosts QR codes. These digital codes, when scanned with a smart phone or tablet, link passing people to websites hosting social history, reminiscences and images, and also up to date news of the local area and ways to get involved in talking about local issues. .
A short video of the formal launch of the pole by Edinburgh’s (Edinburgh Reporter)
Launch of Wester Hailes Totem Pole
Installation of Wester Hailes Totem Pole