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[…]

Aural Postcard: Nature’s garden

My first post from the iPhone WordPress app! I am sitting at a deli cafe on the SFU called Nature’s garden. Abba playing in the background, sunshine bathing the windows in light, and a quite loudish fridge dislpay unit near me providing a constant roaring buzz, distant voices and cooking sounds from inside the kitchen, Read more about Aural Postcard: Nature’s garden[…]

Aural Postcard: Our Town cafe

Well, as I suspected, and now is confirmed, I DO spend a lot of my time at different coffee shops around town, and some of my social time at a few restaurants and small venues. As I am still doing collection of soundscape information, impressions, etc. I will have more and more iterations of “The Read more about Aural Postcard: Our Town cafe[…]

Aural Postcard: the Cafe

I am titling this “the Cafe” because I find this to be a quintessential place that certain people (like myself) frequent a lot, and it becomes a kind of a milieu or natural habitat of the student/consultant/unemployed – people who have flexible weekday hours but have decided to spend their time on higher pursuits than Read more about Aural Postcard: the Cafe[…]

Aural Postcard: Afternoon at Blenz

So I was recently at a Blenz downtown, studying with a friend, and noticed the ambience, so I decided to record and measure it a bit. I especially wanted to measure the super-duper hand dryer in the washroom. I’ve seen it before and it is head and shoulders louder than any other regular hand dryers. Read more about Aural Postcard: Afternoon at Blenz[…]