Soundmapping as Critical Cartography

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[…]

#SoundCon-ing for World Listening Day 2016 #WLD2016

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[…]

Sensory Postcard: Coffeetivity at The Bean

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[…]

Sensory postcard: Downtown Vancouver in Transit

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[…]

Are smart phones ruining the world?

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?[…]

Sensory Postcard: The Ghost Train

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[…]