What conversations would you put in the national archives?

Chatting

Kate pointed me towards the BBC Radio 4 listening project which is touring and coming to Manchester in October.

The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio 4, BBC local and national radio stations, and the British Library.

Capturing the nation in conversation

We are asking people up and down the country to share an intimate conversation with a close friend or relative, to help to build a unique picture of our lives today. Some of these conversations will be broadcast across BBC radio and archived by the British Library, preserving them for future generations.

I like the idea of this and funny enough I started listening to 33 Voices which reminds me of the sadly gone IT conversations.

There is something about conversations which are fascinating, its what made podcasts so raw and  interesting…

Nothing like a overheard conversation although there are ethics too, maybe its the reason why I don’t use headphones when in cafes and on standard class trains?

I look forward to hearing more and maybe even contributing to the project in some way.

Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.

3 thoughts on “What conversations would you put in the national archives?”

  1. hi Ian,
    we’ve met once before – and I’m a friend of the lovely Kate Norman who tipped me off about your blog. I’m also in charge of the Listening Project tour and am really pleased that you have an interest in conversation……we have captured some wonderful stuff in recent weeks as we’ve toured around. It’s two producers at Radio Manchester who will be cooking up what we do at the end of September…..would you like me to put you in touch with them ?

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