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cheyenne_h on 05/20/2015 at 03:52PM

Radio Free Culture's New Schedule

We know that our weekly podcast is one of the features our users have come to love & expect, and we love making Radio Free Culture! We love it so much that we're going to keep doing it! However, to free up some time for other big & exciting projects, we're moving to a bi-weekly schedule (every other week). 

We'll still bring you interesting content, and it'll still be available at WFMU, PRX, iTunes, and Audioboom. All of our archives are available in those places, too, in case you missed one. 

Want to suggest a topic, person, or organization for a future episode? Contact us or leave a comment below! 

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cheyenne_h on 05/19/2015 at 02:30PM

Unreel Trailers: Winner!

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to Croma, whose Unreel Trailer, "Obsessed III," came in first place! Everyone who contributed put in great work, and we hope to do something like this again soon! Thanks to each and every person who contributed. Watch "Obsessed III" here, and check out the list of honorable mentions below! 

Honorable Mentions: 

Carnival of Souls
The Only Way of Being Dead
Lunatics

You can watch all of them here, at the Unreel Viewing Gallery.  This Challenge was made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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cheyenne_h on 05/13/2015 at 02:46PM

Radio Free Culture #50: Trapped in the Black Box of Sound with Emily Saltz from Pop Up Archive

image courtesy of Emily Saltz. Used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. 

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to Emily Saltz, content strategist for the Pop-Up Archive. The Pop-Up Archive is making strides in automated transcription of audio, which will have implications for sharing audio on the web, semantic searching of audio pieces, and accessibility of audible formats on the web.

Check out the podcast on WFMUPRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes, or read the transcript via Pop Up Archive

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cheyenne_h on 05/07/2015 at 08:45AM

Radio Free Culture #49: Meet Ross, the FMA's Software Developer

Courtesy of Ross Oldenburg. Used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. 

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to Ross Oldenburg about his time with the Free Music Archive as its Software Developer, as well as some discussion of his video and audio projects, and went off on a tangent about digital physics, the Triadex Muse, and Music Hack Day. This episode was edited and produced by our current FMA intern, Megan Lasersohn. 

Check out the podcast on WFMUPRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes, or listen right here: 

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Watch some UNREEL TRAILERS!

art by Chris Malec

We asked users to take a film in the U.S. Public Domain and make a trailer for a movie that doesn't exist, with at least one FMA track as the soundtrack. They're awesome! Check out our Unreel Viewing Gallery! [art CC BY Chris Malec]

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