Today I visited the #newsHACK VI event in Cardiff. The Wales Connected Studio team have setup this event, following the #newsHACK approach, to engage with Welsh Universities.
This year, we held our News Labs’ Christmas/Festive Asynchronous Workshop at The Queens Head on Acton Street in London. We also had a Jazz Band playing.
Today we demonstrated the “OPTIMAL MEMORY RIG” at the “Digital Economy 2014” conference at Imperial College London. This “Rig” uses BBC Archive clips to trigger an emotional reaction in users, and to measure their “fixation” on topics.
A new opportunity has arisen, and the BBC News Labs Team decided to look into it. The question posed was “How might we contextualise the Education Curriculum with News and Current Affairs?”
The Bricklayers Arms is a good venue for an after-work troubleshooting and brainstorming workshop.
Today we visited Aldo Faisal (creator of the Faisal Lab for Brain & Behaviour) again at Imperial College to go through Neurotechnology prototype opportunities.
Jeremy Tarling and I both gave talks yesterday at ISKO UK’s Taming the News Beast. Jeremy went into some detail about the News Storyline Ontology, and I talked about how BBC News Labs were planning to tame the news beast in terms of auto-tagging the Journalism data we store – text, images and AV – “The … Continue reading The Newsroom of Things for ISKO UK – Taming the News Beast
Yesterday saw a great creative event in Shoreditch, put on by the Connected Studio team. I did some MC’ing to help out, and the brief included the context of the News Storyline data model.
Today we (News Labs as part of BBC Connected Studio) ran an event at the Shoreditch Village Hall, to brief potential participants of the News Archive Creative Studio with the background for the News Archive project. Here you can see the BBC News Labs “News Archive” presentation that explains how BBC News Archive content will … Continue reading News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – London
The wider BBC News Labs group gathered* at The Bricklayers Arms in Shoreditch to discuss 2013, new ideas, and plans for 2014**. What does this mean? What is the benefit? After a very busy 6 months, this is an ideal time to hold a retrospective, and think about how to improve things for 2014. The … Continue reading BBC News Labs – Christmas Season Asynchronous Workshop
BBC News Labs visited FT today, to discuss collaboration opportunities, following the #newsHACK. There looks to be some great opportunities here in the Linked Data areas – watch this space.
On 25th – 27th October 2013, Jeremy Tarling, Ant Miller and I visited MozFest. We demonstrated Storyline Ivy – a prototype from #newsHACK The News Juicer & News Labs APIs demo And generally talked about BBC News Labs
Following #newsHACK on October 17th, Ceclia and Fielding from The Guardian office in New York, popped into BBC News Labs to have a chat about collaboration in the future.
On October 17th & 18th 2013, BBC News Labs in partnership with BBC Connected Studio, put on a 48 hour News Industry Hackathon called #newsHACK with 10 News Organisations and 6 Universities. BBC News Labs brought The Juicer, with our News Labs APIs, and a Storyline authoring tool called Storyliner by Outlandish.com for teams to … Continue reading #newsHACK 2013 – BBC News Labs Hackathon with Connected Studio
This is The Juicer team from #newsHACK 2013: Jeremy Tarling Paul Wilton Viktor Tron Harry Robbins Richard Lynton-Evans
Today Jeremy Tarling and I presented at ISKO 2013, in UCL. You can see the BBC News Labs at ISKO presentation here on Slideshare.
Today Jeremy Tarling and I ran a demo event at BBC Caversham. We were demo-ing the latest BBC News Labs work, and the BBC Blueroom were also there with their usual array of amazing, cutting-edge consumer equipment.