Come and Play - A Post-Event Podcast
This is a round-up of some takeaways and experiences from the Come and Play Audio Hackathon. Using RecRoom, a platform for running Audio Surveys founded by Hackathon participant, Adwoa Boakye, two audio diaries were retrieved and selected to illustrate some of the experiences that happened during the Hackathon. With an Introduction featuring a snippet from Avery Trufelman of 99% Invisible fame and audio featuring two Hackathon participants, this piece gives some insight into the thoughts,...
duck under demo
Duck under asks the question: Who gets to be a storyteller, and can we expand that definition? This listening platform brings producers and listeners together to add context to audio, making stories more inclusive and creating new ways of telling them derived from expanded participation. Using duck under, a producer can provide clips to annotate the main story that they couldn’t include in the original piece. Audiophiles and listeners can use it share their thoughts throughout the story,...
Call Collect demo
This is a demo of an proof-of-concept app called Call Collect -- an easy tool for creating a phone number where audience members can simply call in on their phone. It was developed at the May 2017 "Come + Play" Hackathon hosted by Audiosear.ch. Collecting audio samples from a wide group of people or directly from your audience is difficult, time-consuming, and costly. It’s difficult for smaller radio stations or indie podcast producers to find the resources to get all the outside audio...
The Case of the Missing Checks
"High is a different thing for different folks. I don’t smoke pot but I’m awful high tonight." Community organizer Elsie Easley said this about the state of welfare to students at University of Illinois in 1972. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, welfare recipients who relied on government aid to feed their families were often subject to extreme delays and disrespect, with no recourse to defend their rights. Hear the story of mothers and activists like Easley who argued for welfare as a civil...