Panel 3: Rabbit Holes Collective

James Cook
Ian Forrester
Dr. Penny Hay
05 Jul 2021
14:00 - 15:15

Panel 3: Rabbit Holes Collective

Penny Hay, James Cook and Ian Forrester

Rabbit Holes Collective involves a group of artists and creative professionals exploring adaptive podcasting to create unique content and invite (especially young) people to metaphorically ‘fall down a rabbit hole’ to connect more deeply with nature. BBC R&D’s Adaptive Podcasting project allows individuals to build and listen to adaptive podcasts, which fit with the listener and their context. Individuals discover how they can use adaptive technologies to create podcasts unique to the listener and their context. The use of BBC R+D technologies is supporting the Rabbit Holes Collective in new ways of sharing ideas via digital and emerging technologies, creating peer-to-peer connections as well as networks of learning and support. How can we tell stories which adapt and personalise? Adaptive podcasting is perfect for extensive personalisation and there is a necessary focus around the roots of ‘campfire storytelling’ and the associated challenges in a contemporary context. Working alongside artists, the collective aims to ‘constructively disrupt’ and reimagine possibilities for digital collaboration by developing ideas in different immersive and sensorial technology.

Rabbit Holes Collective is trying to break the consumer/creator barrier. They want to invite their audiences to have a fulfilling and enriching experience, one that allows a personal journey based on imagination and transformation.The open mobile platform will provide a highly responsive environment with easy-to-use tools enabling users to engage with the media and create their own adaptive podcasts on an open web platform, providing access from existing android devices, reducing barriers of affordability, giving individuals a chance to control their own podcast audience. Rabbit Holes Collective is a community of practice that prioritises openness of delivery, creative consumption and co-creation.

This panel will involve colleagues from both a traditional audio background and those with a background in interaction and creative practice.