Pictures from the Book and Print Sandbox workshop in Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio – a meeting of 8 projects commissioned by React, of which Little J is one. This was an opportunity to get together with the other people involved in the wider project, and try out each other’s prototypes.
The essence of the Little J journalism project with Behaviour is to prototype things that make it as easy as possible for people to report stories and get them seen by journalists working for small local papers. Over the last week we’ve got the site and database up and running, created a new Facebook app for uploading stories, built a twitter scanner for automatically harvesting tweets with a specific hashtag (including geo-reference information) and have an Android app up and running!
The site is in heavy testing mode so no url yet, but all the code is available here. Next we will be playing with reputation systems and similar ideas to allow our “Little J reporters” to have a form of progression to provide a structure for their work. Hopefully some of our developments will be useful as contributions back to the Ushahidi Platform we are using for rapid prototyping.