Evaluating the impact of ‘Second Moon’: the questionnaire

Second Moon

Did you experience Katie Paterson’s artwork ‘Second Moon’ – in an exhibition, at an event, or through using the ‘Second Moon’ App? Are you willing to reflect on your experience through a short online questionnaire?

The questionnaire has been designed by researchers here at ICCHS as part of a wider study, developed in collaboration with Locus+ and Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives, exploring the impact of ‘Second Moon’ on UK and international audiences. The feedback captured in the questionnaire will be used for academic purposes and will be shared with the project partners, their funders and the public. Personal information captured as part of the study will remain anonymous.

Happy to share your experiences with us? Please click here to go to the online questionnaire.

‘Second Moon’ is an artwork by award winning artist Katie Paterson. It tracked the journey of a small moon fragment as it circled the Earth on a year long man-made orbit via commercial airfreight, from September 2013-September 2014. ‘Second Moon’ was commissioned by Locus+ in partnership with Newcastle University and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. ‘Second Moon’ made its final landing at Newcastle’s Great North Museum on Saturday 20th September.

For more information about this study please contact Rebecca Farley, r.farley@newcastle.ac.uk, International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University.



Second Moon Evaluation – Call for research participants

Second Moon

Are you interested in digital art?

Are you interested in science and the movement of the planets?

Researchers in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University are looking for 12 people to take part in a diary study recording personal experiences of using the Second Moon App, designed by award winning artist Katie Paterson.

As a thank you for helping us with our evaluation each participant will be offered a free family ticket to visit the amazing Great North Museum Planetarium.

What is the ‘Second Moon’ App?

In September 2013 Second Moon launched on a year-long airfreight journey moving in an anti clockwise direction across the UK, China, Australia and the USA. Orbiting at approximately twice the speed of our moon, Second Moon will orbit Earth 30 times over the year. On 26th August it will start out on its final orbit. The Second Moon App tracks this orbit in real time and visualizes it in relation to your current location, the Moon’s location and the orbits’ of the other planets in our solar system. 
Second Moon was commissioned by Locus+ in partnership with Newcastle University and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. www.secondmoon.org.uk

What do we want you to do?

We need people who can commit to recording their experiences of using the App over a two to three week period between 25 August-20 September 2014. To take part in the project you need to have access to a smartphone or tablet.

Interested in taking part?

Download the Participant Information Sheet Second Moon App Evaluation

Deadline to register as a participant: Monday 8 September.