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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

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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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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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HACKNEY HEAR NOMINATED FOR TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD

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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

Shane

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

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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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