So tonight a friend told me about a project in which people are creating alternative guides to museums via podcasts. Sure enough here it is a description of the project and, here are the guides which look more like they are about single paintings than tours. Podcast lectures. When I started CityReads my vision was exactly this, I imagined a whole library of these. How it came to be a company with 1 CD and 1 downloadable MP3 for sale is more about the complexity of difficult partnerships than anything else. Needless to say I want to get back to the original idea which is why I am so interested in podcasts.
Update: The NYT has an article about these today. It gives a description and introduces (to me at least) the term sound seeing.