IRFS Weeknotes #147
As prognosticators of futurology, it's time again to record our weekly accomplishments for posterity so future historians can peruse our illuminating scripts and proclaim loudly in the red-stoned halls of our Martian descendants, "Ye gads! See with your eyes! It began here!"
Barbara has been chasing partners for tasks and coordinating efforts on competitions and Open Call preparation, and working with Andy on day-to-day admin of project and planning.
Joanne and Andrew Wood have coordinated to best understand the user requirements for the project by testing an early prototype coded-up by the team. Chris Needham is working on the C++ program that generates waveform images from an input audio file.
Olivier had a fairly high level of activity on the W3C front. His "Media APIs" task force of the W3C Web and TV Interest Group had its first teleconference. Olivier has also been participating in a charter review for the upcoming work on the WebVTT and TTML captioning languages.
Chris Newell and Libby made an offline version of infinite trailers, which surfaced a few buglets, and our VistaTV work was successfully demoed at ESWC's EU project networking session.
Meanwhile, Libby, Chris L, Andrew N, Theo and Pete started thinking about the next VistaTV-related work. Watch this space.
Dan, James, Yves, Matt H and Chris Needham collated a requirements list for the COMMA system (using the BDD approach). COMMA is a research project to develop a cloud platform for extracting metadata from audio and video media. Yves had a go at the tech backlog with the Systems team. Meanwhile Rob was finding the project a “kickass” Advisory Board.
As part of the project wrap-up, Yves has been archiving all documentation and artefacts generated during the project. Almost 25 pieces of software were written during the length of the project.
Barbara and Theo prepared and ran a workshop to help generate ideas for the Enhanced Radio project. Two teams had just 3 hours to generate ideas, prototype the experience and create a video that captured the essence of the idea. Videos were presented back at the rest of the team on Thursday and sparked interesting conversations around whether other projects we are working on could help implement those ideas. It was a good fun, and useful learning too. Expect a blog post : coming to a Retina display near you soon.
World Service Radio Archive prototype
Our gallant team continues to work on front-end improvements. That is all.
Thomas arrived back from "vacations", which consisted of the organisation of a Web event in France: Sud Web. The talks were focused on humans, culture and their experience in Web technologies, inside an antique Pope Palace.
And on that perplexing papal particulate, I shall bid ye, dear reader, a warm IRFS Weeknotes farewell.
Links of interest
- VoiceID (python wrapper for LIUM)
- SWI Prolog PPA now available for Ubuntu
- Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data cloud
- Video on context detection and user interest extraction from LinkedTV project
- ‘How Big Really’ does Glastonbury
- Luke Wroblewski "New Layouts for the Multi-Device Web"