A Stop-Motion Treat from BBC Radio 1
42,000 antidotes to anonymity, or how to close the feedback loop by opening up the silo.
By Maria Popova
We’re all for openness and transparency. Which is why we love BBC Radio 1’s Access All Areas initiative — a weeklong experimental exercise in cracking open the silo and offering listeners a gritty, live look behind the scenes of the iconic studio.
As part of the project, Radio 1 launched the Meet The Listeners campaign, negotiating with all the mobile operators to drop charges for picture messages to Radio 1 and asking listeners to send in pictures of themselves in order to put put a face to the loyal audience that defines Radio 1.
In a single day, they received 42,000 photos, then used them to stitch together this lovely stop-motion film:
Published December 18, 2009