For those kindly interested readers, I’m posting the accepted version SAGE allows me to post via Academia.edu in order to allow those without institutional affiliation to read it, and – hopefully! – comment and engage in conversation with me. The short of it is that I combine some timely principles from radical cartography to the Read more about Soundmapping as Critical Cartography[…]
Just finished speaking just very briefly on the idea of critical soundmapping – which I’m happy to say is not at all even remotely original an idea. It is wonderful to see a global emergent field of sound studies entering the conversation, which at times in acoustic ecology has been stale – new and diverse Read more about #SoundCon-ing for World Listening Day 2016 #WLD2016[…]
I came by an interesting post today on Facebook, from the Creative Post about a study (I am yet to read, but very curious) which suggests that coffee shop ambience fosters creative intellectual labour. The story goes as so – as more and more independent creative contracts are moved to the cafe instead of to the (home) Read more about Sensory Postcard: Coffeetivity at The Bean[…]
So I’m addicted to a new little game – a pretty, catchy ‘farming’ game. The graphics and joyful atmosphere do a lot to draw one in, and if I may add, the game mechanics are clever and do a lot to hook you. Before I knew it, I had been playing for 4 hours and Read more about Skylanders Lost Islands[…]
Even though I drive now, and have been for a while, the sound of various transit and traffic vehicles are still quite forefront in my experience and my urban sensibilities. After all, even when I walk on the street, I am affronted with the sounds of various cars and public transit vehicles. In celebration of Read more about Sensory postcard: Downtown Vancouver in Transit[…]
And since this is going viral, I’ll repost it. I do love the sound quality of the floppies. Reminds me of tinkering with my old PC in 2000 and hooking up dial up internet, and listening to it connect, with all its buzzes and grunts and purrs. Happy listening 🙂
There is a lot of buzz of recently about the nature of presence in public spaces, including inter-personal communication (or lack thereof) and individual behaviour. Countless pieces have surfaced on the microblog universe and become ‘viral’ across different ‘virtual’ venues and online participants. WIth over 5 million views there is the interview with comedian CK Read more about Are smart phones ruining the world?[…]
Scouting through TED today as a form of highly productive procrastination I came across this from “sound expert” Julian Treasure. It’s interesting hearing a very Schafer-esque approach to the idea of active listening but with a few Jean Luc Nancy quotes and with handy guidelines for the public.
This was just too funny not to post, and I was introduced to it by one of my sound class students. Right after I sort of trashed the scientistic nature of the studio process that negates freeflow of creative expression. I guess some flows need to be genetically engineered!
This is going to be a picture-less, sound-less postcard, but nevertheless I feel compelled to comment because it was such a unique, simple, yet savory experience. I was really charmed by the simplicity of multi-modality – an open train or real tracks, in the brisk cold night, huddled with strangers going through a narrow passageway Read more about Sensory Postcard: The Ghost Train[…]