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Who's Blogging

Karyn Lu

KARYN LU works in the Design Experience Group at, and is the User Experience Lead on, CNN's citizen news initiative. She is passionate about creating a great user experience across multiple disciplines and platforms.

Lila King

LILA KING is an online media producer living in Atlanta. She's pretty sure everyone's story is fascinating if you listen well enough. Echo is all ears.

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Project Blog: Echo

This public art and civic journalism project will produce and collect stories tied to physical locations throughout Atlanta. Signs with Echo phone number and location ID will invite pedestrians and cyclists to access a story about that site via cell phone, podcast or the Web. “When a space becomes inscribed with cultural or personal stories, it transforms into a place of significance,” said project leaders Lila King and Karyn Lu, movers behind CNN’s user-generated site Follow their progress here. Visit their website.

Beta Launch

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Echo Atlanta successfully launched as a beta site. They’re planning a launch party that will include walking tours of the neighborhoods where they collected audio stories. Their “to-do” list remains full. They continue to apply for more funds to add signage around town and produce more content for the site.

   • Posted by Karyn Lu on 06/10 at 07:50 AM