Our latest web app ShoutOut is one of the winners of the IC tomorrow Digital Innovation Contest. ShoutOut is a tool that combines spoken word and music clips to make audio messages that can be instantly posted and shared. Over the next 6 months we'll be working with IC tomorrow and the music industry to create shout-outs using ShoutOut.fm
IC tomorrow is part of the Technology Strategy Board
London Sinfonietta's website is 2 years old! It has served them well. So well that we have now extended their digital offering by adding a Listen & Watch section, a great supplement to their concerts.
We've also spruced up their homepage. No small task considering how fond we were of the first version. The grid remains the same with a clearer delineation of section areas, video playback on the homepage and more opportunity for London Sinfonietta to show off their concert programme.
We were very pleased to work with Spiral Productions to build a jukebox audio player for the works of Robert Burns to be on permanent display in the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum The new museum opened it's doors on the 30 November 2010 with a permanent exhibition by Spiral.
What's more The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum won the award for Best Permanent Exhibition at this year’s Museums and Heritage Awards 2011 in London. Congratulations to Spiral on a great project!
We've just spent the weekend alongside the Radio 3 Interactive Team at The Sage Gateshead for a festival of ideas called 'Radio 3 Free Thinking'. We were there to join in with the conversation. Our social media tools of choice were Twitter and Post-it notes, together with a wall on the concourse for the post-its. The question being asked was not so much a 'What are you doing now?' but rather a 'What's the big question for the next 50 years?' in other words less Twitter and more Radio 3.
The festival format provided a lively exchange between contributors and audience that passed without effort onto our Post-it boards. With roughly the same character count between a Post-it note and a tweet we created a kind of low-fi Twitter board that was hugely popular.
See our festival videos by social media correspondent Jon Jacobs -
YouTube playlist for Free Thinking 2009
Our social media correspondents Samara Ginsberg & Peter Gregson have been out and about chatting to both performers and audience goers to get a behind the scenes view of Proms 2009. We've made daily posts to the Radio 3 blog throughout the 8 week festival - a blog posting record for us! and with visits to the Radio 3 blog having doubled every month from June to August our efforts have been worthwhile.
Image caption: Behind the scenes at Proms 2009 with Sasha Koushk-Jalali from the Jugendorchester
See Radio 3 blog