Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jane Community Fellows: DecodeDC, Sound School, Guidebooks

After announcing this year’s final 15 SoundCloud Community Fellows last week, we’re introducing their first project tracks this week.  We’re excited to be welcoming such brilliant folks whose projects showcase the breadth and uniqueness of sound.

We have the final group of Fellows to introduce tomorrow. Today, welcome three projects that facilitate critical thinking, learning and creativity in collaborations.

DecodeDC

“It’s time to stop colluding with government,” says Andrea Seabrook, former NPR Congressional Correspondent. Andrea shared with Politico why she left the experience of covering Capitol Hill. Read the piece here and listen to a great intro of the first episode of DecodeDC “The House of (Mis)representatives.”

Follow along at:
http://www.decodedc.com/
Twitter: @DecodeDC
@RadioBabe
Facebook: http://facebook.com/decodedc

Sound School

Laura Haapio-Kirk wants to source any and every lesson on sound submitted by a variety of folks, from the community to researchers and educational institutions. Share your experiences, tips and talents.

Follow along at:
Tumblr: http://soundschool.tumblr.com
Twitter: @SoundSchool2012
@LauraLHK

Guidebooks

A UK-Germany connected band will take sounds submitted by the SoundCloud community to create a story together, where it will feel “like being in a band with everyone.” The final tracks will compose of their 4th full-length album “From Where I’m Standing.”

Start dropping your original sounds and recordings with them here.

Follow along at:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/guidebooksband
Twitter: @Guidebooksband

We’ve got the final set of fantastic folks to introduce tomorrow. If you missed the last introductions, check back here. From now until the end of the October, we’ll be sharing all their project updates. Fellows will also be reporting back their own personal experiences of this journey. We hope you join them in unmuting the web!

Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

With last week’s SoundCloud Inaugural Hack day 5 days us behind we thought the theme of SoundCloud Voices this week should be on hacking, tech and startups.  There are a number of podcasts that focus on these worlds for your listeners pleasure on SoundCloud, take a listen to the following and start following them!

Firstly we have the guys at Lifehacker, the site that curates tips, tricks and technology for better living in the digital age. Here’s their lastest podcast where they discuss reviving your old laptop, migrating Google data, using tablets as communal devices, and making grocery shopping suck a bit less.

Next up are the guys from Ars Technica who by happy coincidence talk about a certain form of hacking this week. Recently a hacker infiltrated Mat Honan’s (Senior Writer at Wired)) life, stole and deleted his data. This hack required a few steps in succession that exploited authentication methods used in popular services like Amazon, Google, Twitter and Apple’s iCloud service. Mat wrote about this act of vandalism against him, and he is still dealing with the effects of losing his information.  Mat Honan visits the Ars Technicast in this episode to talk in detail about the fallout after the theft and wiping (yes, they wiped his devices), and what should you do to protect your data.

Moving over to the start up world, take a listen to the hefty amount of podcasts coming from TWIStartups. Hosted by serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts, TWIStartups bring you a bi-weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting startups and stories from the Web world. For example, take a listen to our very own CEO Alex was interviewed on the show.

And finally back to some good old fashioned, wholesome hacking. If you don’t know already, we recently had a hack weekend, aptly named WE Hack (Weekend Hack), this was an opportunity for members of the company to come together and spend Friday and Saturday hacking APIs, making new websites and apps and even hover crafts. Take a read of this previous blog post for more. One hack created was the Never Ending Story – basically start a story, record it with the SoundCloud mobile app and then pass it on for someone to continue the story. Here’s the result of some 30 odd SoundClouder employees ad libbing a tale.

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.

Jane Community Fellows: Life Advice Radio, NightBus Radio, Random Tape, Working Now

After announcing this year’s final 15 SoundCloud Community Fellows last week, we’re introducing their first project tracks this week. We’re excited to be welcoming such brilliant folks whose projects showcase the breadth and uniqueness of sound.

Yesterday, we introduced three NYC-based Fellows. Today, let’s swing over to the West Coast and introduce four fellows from Los Angeles. Featured in Media Bistro’s FishbowlLA feature yesterday, their projects will make you laugh, smile, tap your foot to the beat, and ponder the meaning of work.

Life Advice Radio

Life is beautiful with lots of amusing, introspective moments in between. Jake de Grazia is exploring life’s more amusing problems through sound advice. You’ll want to tune in.

Follow along at:
http://tropmag.com/tag/life-advice-radio/
Twitter:  @jdegrazia
Tumblr: lifeadviceradio.tumblr.com


NightBus Radio

Live vicariously through Jack Kennedy who will be traveling by Greyhound bus all over the US, performing with locals and capturing bits of their music, culture and community.

Follow along at:
Twitter: @jfk_nightbus
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KennedyKarate

Random Tape

In every audio you hear, there will be random, intriguing bits, uncoded moments that David Weinberg hopes to share through found sounds and community contributions.

Follow along at:
http://randomtape.com/
Twitter: @radioweinberg

Working Now

Transom Story Workshop alums will share stories of the working lives of people to commemorate oral historian and radio producer Studs Terkel’s 40th Anniversary book Working. As he wrote, “a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday though Friday sort of dying.”

Follow along at:
Twitter: @WorkingRadio

We’ve got 8 more fantastic folks to introduce in the next few days. From now until the end of the October, we’ll be sharing all their project updates. Fellows will also be reporting back their own personal experiences of this journey. We hope you join them in unmuting the web!