Musicube sharing of BBC listening profiles

Through Radio 1, the BBC has introduced a Flash interface to its on-demand ‘listen again’ feature, which enables listeners both to personalise the user interface they use to access radio programmes, and to share this interface with their friends. My personal ‘musicube’ is shown below. The elements I got to specify are the genres included […]

UKLeaP learner profile published by BSI

A piece of work to which I completed my contribution almost two years ago has finally seen the light of day. The UK lifelong learner information profile (UKLeaP) has not been published as a British Standard, as originally expected, but as a ‘Draft for Development’. I think this reflects some ongoing debates among different standards […]

Is Pandora opening up?

There’s an interesting press release about Pandora and Friendster hooking up together to bring a social dimension to Pandora’s ‘personal radio stations’. (The press release currently appears on Friendster’s site, but not on Pandora’s — not sure if there’s any significance in that.) Bringing Friendster and Pandora together takes the experience to another level: Friendster […]

Radio feature on Audio Branding

BBC Radio 4 broadcast a feature on audio branding today, based around interviews with three of the speakers — Dan Jackson, Martyn Ware and Alasdair Scott — at the event I chaired last week. For the next week (until 9 March) you can hear the feature via this page, then it will move to this […]