Blogs Show Localore Love

Around the country, the Localore projects are sparking interest from bloggers and online reporters:

Sonic Trace: LA Observed caught producers Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Eric Pearse Chavez at work yesterday, interviewing staff at Oaxacan eatery Restaurante Guelaguetza. "The digital age is presenting a renaissance for radio and audio," explained Diaz-Cortes in an interview for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles blog, Fifth & Flower. "It is a charmed time." 

Austin Music Map: Arden Ward of Culturemap Austin showcased producer Delaney Hall's project, writing that "Austin Music Map will put a new spin on the cartography of Austin's underground scenes, both online and on the radio, and to do so, the project is going directly to the best sources for the city's music heritage: the public." 

Planet Takeout: Producer Val Wang took to the pages of hyperlocal blog JamaicaPlainPatch to spread word of her photo scavenger hunt. Grab your camera and hit your local Chinese joint to play through August 15.

Curious City: Mimes in the crosswalk caused some consternation among EveryBlock Chicago users earlier this month, and Chuck Sudo of Chicagoist followed the trail.  Listen to an interview with producer Jennifer Brandel and WBEZ reporter Shannon Heffernan to find out what they were doing there.

Black Gold Boom: The Living Docs site reported on producer Todd Melby's work with James Burns of digital production partner Zeega to prototype data-driven interactive elements related to North Dakota's oil rush. The duo put their heads together at Silverhacks, a "hack day" tied to the Silverdocs film festival. 

"As a journalist, I tend to use data as way to underline a point someone in a story is making," said Melby. "The hackathon experience had me thinking about ways users might experience data in new, revealing ways while still experiencing a narrative."

Keep up with the buzz about Localore as it builds at The Story So Far...