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Hackney Hear is excited to have been nominated for the Radio Academy’s inaugural Technical Innovation Awards.  As you all know thanks to the Arts Council we’ve been building a prototype app over the summer around the London Fields area and we’ll be launching it to iTunes soon so you can all have a go.   We’ll be presenting [...]

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Real, actual humans give their feedback


Rather than take our word for it, we thought it would be useful to get the opinions of our trial people on tape.   We asked three questions, of which this was the first: ‘now you’ve taken Hackney Hear out for a spin, how would you describe it the app?’   This is what they [...]

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Halfway through the trials – here’s our thoughts so far

ping pong

1. Audio is awesome   Some favourite moments shared with us include a recording of a table tennis match that triggers as you pass, a chilling account of the gangs that ‘own’ London Fields and a short story told from the point of view of a park bench. What links all of the responses is [...]

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First prototype trial (& inevitable learning curve) begins


We did it! The app has had it’s first outing and – despite the rain – people loved it.   Thanks to every one of our volunteers who dropped by Lock 7 to give it a go and offer feedback. One pair got so caught up in Shane Solanki’s song that they found themselves dancing [...]

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