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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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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

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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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First prototype trial (& inevitable learning curve) begins

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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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Sounds of Broadway Market – suggestions please

So we’re just starting to come up with plans for our prototype this summer, and we can reveal that the area we’ll be covering is [fanfare]… Broadway Market! So we need your help. What should we record? The Hackney Podcast team is going to start putting this plan into action. What sounds, people and music [...]

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