[NetBehaviour] On the BBC Annotatable Audio project...

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Nov 13 14:06:25 CET 2005

*On the BBC Annotatable Audio project...*

Posted October 28, 2005 02:59 PM.

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This post concerns an experimental internal-BBC-only project designed to 
allow users to collectively describe, segment and annotate audio in a 
Wikipedia-style fashion. It was developed by the BBC Radio & Music 
Interactive R&D team - for this project consisting of myself, Tristan 
Ferne, Chris Bowley, Helen Crowe, Paul Clifford and Bronwyn Van Der 
Merwe. Although the project is a BBC project, all the speculation and 
theorising around the edges is my own and does not necessarily represent 
the opinion of my department or the BBC in general.

It's officially my last day at the BBC today, but with the permission of 
my outgoing boss Mr Daniel Hill I'm going to make the very best use of 
it by talking about a project that we've been working on for the last 
few weeks. I consider it one of the most exciting projects I've ever 
worked on, and BBC Radio & Music Interactive one of the only places in 
the world where I would have been able to have done so.


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