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We won!

Prix Europa

Hackney Hear has won the Prix Europa Radio Production of the Year Awards.   With entries 600 entries from 38 countries, Hackney Hear was selected in the innovation category as being a first in audio and technology.   Hackney Hear founder, Fran Panetta, travelled to Berlin this week to present the project to a panel [...]

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Hackney Hear nominated for the Prix Europa Awards

Prix Europa Awards logo

Hackney Hear has been nominated for the Prix Europa Radio Production of the Year Awards.   Marked out in the innovation category, Hackney Hear was selected from over 600 submissions from 38 countries, as being a first in audio and technology, triggering sounds via an individual’s GPS location.   We’re extremely excited to have been [...]

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Lovely messages from lovely people

Early mock-up of Hackney Hear app

We’ve had so many fantastic responses since we launched Hackney Hear in February, and I wanted to take a moment to share two of our favourites with you.   Just this week, the award-winning Canadian producer Chris Brookes sent us this:   When audio features began in the last century, listeners had to cluster around [...]

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Lots going on…

Recently there have been lots of exciting things going on at Hackney Hear…   We had an event, in partnership with the CINE East Festival, where we asked people to share their experience of Hackney Hear with others. Hackney Hear Plus1 was our first ever event and helped those who came along to enjoy Hackney [...]

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Hackney Hear Plus1

We will be running our first ever event on Sunday 1 July between 2pm and 5pm, as part of the CINE East Festival.   Entitled Hackney Hear Plus1, this “mob” event will be an opportunity for visitors to use the app en masse, approaching a stranger in silence with a personalised invitation and sharing the [...]

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Hackney Hear wins Race for Apps Gold Award and announces ‘Plus1′ event

Awards pic

We are the winner of the Race for Apps Gold Award in the ‘Finding your way’ category, it was announced at the Digital Shoreditch Festival today.         The Race for Apps project, a collaboration between Hackney Council, Digital Shoreditch and the Technology Strategy Board’s IC tomorrow team, celebrates ground-breaking apps which successfully [...]

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Two moons

1Q84

  I’m reading Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 at the moment. In it there are two worlds: 1984 and 1Q84. Like Philip Pulman’s famous trilogy and countless other multiverse novels, the central thesis of the book is about reality of the world we live in and why we should believe it really is what it says it is. [...]

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Download Hackney Hear NOW

Iain Sinclair and the Pearly King and Queen in London Fields

That’s an order, from Mr Iain Sinclair.

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Hackney Hear launches 8 March 2012

Hackney Hear launches March 8

This innovative app will be available for download for the iPhone. Triggering sound via GPS-location, Hackney Hear provides an innovative way to explore and rediscover London’s east end by combining immersive sounds and storytelling.   Stories include: – Writer Iain Sinclair unravels the layers of history in his beloved local park – Performance poet Shane [...]

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Competition

Barbican

We’ve a competition for a pair of two tickets at the Barbican to see one of our favourite supporters of the Hackney Podcast at the Barbican this week.   Iain Sinclair is taking part in an extravaganza of readings, music and video projections. Along with Iain will be Alan Moore, Tom Picard, Shirley Collins accompanied [...]

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