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Jane Follow the Fellows: Pop Up Archive wants to help you archive

This week’s Follow the Fellows guest blog post is by 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellows Anne Wootton and Bailey Smith of Pop Up Archive.

Hi SoundCloud,

We are very seriously, enormously, almost unbearably pleased to announce that our project is one of the winners of the Knight News Challenge: Data. We will be receiving support to work on Pop Up Archive from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge. The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. More at newschallenge.org

In other news, we’ll be accepting a select group of producers (podcasters, journalists, oral historians, and content-creators of all stripes) to participate in our free Archive 101 Training Workshop (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace My Complete Data Maelstrom).

If you’re interested in participating, let us know who you are, what you’ve got, and how archiving it will change your life (or at least your work). You can email us at popuparchive@gmail.com or, in the spirit of SoundCloud, upload an audio submission to our SC Dropbox at http://soundcloud.com/popuparchive/dropbox. The training will be held on the rapidly approaching Tuesday, October 9th; so, if you want to get involved, let us know ASAP.

That’s all for now. Be sure to follow the PopUpArchive on SoundCloud — we’ve got some cool stuff planned for the coming weeks, including some archival audio mashup challenges that mustn’t be missed.

Thanks for listening to our latest — a treasure chest of questions from The Kitchen Sisters archive.

Yours truly,
Anne and Bailey

David Be a SoundCloud Community Fellow and Help Us Unmute the Web!

High five to sound creators!

At SoundCloud, we’re continuously striving to unmute the web. Today, we’re looking for leaders to join our mission!

After last year’s inaugural program, today we’re launching our 2nd annual SoundCloud Community Fellowship to support and encourage the best creative minds to express their vision through sound. From mid-August to mid-October 2012, we will support up to 10 Fellows as they pursue a project of their own design using sound as a creative medium.  

So who are Community Fellows? Our Fellows are people who want to be heard, people with a story to tell, pursuing sound projects that cause a visceral reaction in their listeners. Our Fellows aim to make us laugh, cry, or think. They want to inspire and motivate others to follow in their footsteps and express creatively through sound. With SoundCloud’s support, we’ll bring to life the projects you dream up. And together, we’ll demonstrate to the world the compelling nature of sound.  

To get you inspired, here are some categories we are looking to pair with a potential Fellow. If you have ideas for creative sound projects in one of the following categories, please specify this in your project proposal. Feel free of course to also send us your proposals for projects outside of those categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • News & Politics
  • Storytelling

Take a look at the proposal process here and send us your proposals to eliana(dot)sur(at)soundcloud.com pronto. Don’t delay –  it’s a rolling submissions process so the sooner you apply, the better your chances will be of getting the support you request. Final deadline for consideration is 11:59pm Pacific Time on Wednesday July 25, 2012 (UPDATE: deadline extended to July 27, 2012 11:59pm PT). Questions? Email Eliana at eliana(dot)sur(at)soundcloud.com

Alright, let’s do this! We can’t wait to learn about your ideas for creative and engaging sound projects.

UPDATE: the call for entries is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted your project proposals.

David Community Fellowship: Organic City Sounds by Evan Tenenbaum

Today three of our first Community Fellows (Eduardo, Katie and Alex) have wrapped up their projects with us and two of our fellows (Evan and Ed) have dropped in to update us on their progress! Each fellow took time to reflect on how they used sound to tell stories, learn about their cities and use sound in a different way, here is what Evan (Organic City Sounds) had to say:

Working as a SoundCloud fellow has allowed me to re-discover my city, even after years of living here. Organic City Sounds has led me into the cramped kitchens of food-cart chefs, found me out drinking with some of the city’s top beer-experts, and turned me into the biggest coffee-snob I know. All of this, in the pursuit of capturing some of the beautiful sounds and amazing voices that inhabit Portland.

Blackberry Hike Part 2 – Listener Contribution by Organic City Sounds

This project has allowed me to capture some truly fantastic sounds! One of my favorite clips is the sound of kids screaming as they slide down a steep hill on pieces of cardboard in North West Portland. Another cherished recording is that of an elderly woman stuck in Portland (below), yearning to go back to sunny California. And perhaps my favorite, a fellow Soundclouder’s contribution of a blackberry-picking hike with her cute little boy (above). This fellowship has allowed me to pursue my biggest passions, and the SoundCloud community’s support has been absolutely mind-blowing. The best part – is it is still not over! SoundClouders rock!

Old Folks yearning for California… by Organic City Sounds

Find Organic City Sounds and Evan on the interwebs:

SoundCloud – Organic City Sounds

Twitter – @PDXCitySounds

Website – Organic City Sounds