"But of course it's not a game. It's a rather functional thing designed to crowdsource the measurement of noise pollution. And given the limitations of the technology it's only approximate. But it feels like a sign of something important – showing how simple sensors + people + lots more people can measure important things and make you feel good about doing it."
"Robert Elms would have a field day. I use to love listening to his phone in show, which was really, all about Ã¢â‚¬ËœnoticingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ between the music. Maxwell HutchinsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s roving reports, taxi drivers, lovers of mother london and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tapestry of histroy and trivia all contributed to a wonderful shaggy-dog style story that would assemble about a place or a custom or a thing every morning. Perhaps the BBC and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new controller of archives will start investing in geolcated bionic noticing and storytelling?" Don't know how I missed this last year, but it's brilliant.
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