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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Projects: The Sound Of Silence

Can Silence Drive You Crazy? Is 45 minutes really the longest anyone can stay in a perfectly silent, pitch-black room? Many stories have circulated claiming the longest anyone has stayed in an ultra-quiet anechoic chamber is 45 minutes, the reason being any longer would drive you insane. Discover the sensory experience of one of the quietest rooms of its kind at BYU. 

Source:Veritasium, a science video blog, and YouTube

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Projects: The MUNY Application

Music Under New York (3:07).  The MUNY app lets you record the buskers that you come across in the subway, with a geotagged location. Commuters can discover where previous performances at the particular station have taken place through the use of augmented reality. The audience can also access the musicians profiles where they can rate the music and see where the next live performance will take place. This way, the app is both serving true musical experiences to the audience at the same time as it is promoting the talented musicians and help them get discovered. Source: Vimeo

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Soundscape: Sound of Heels

The Sound of Heels (:33)  In a Mind The Beep workshop led by the London based, Japanese Designer, Yuri Suzuki, students were to focus on influencing the soundscape. In this clip we see the design of heels that create various sound experiences. Source: Vimeo

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Education: What Does Sound Look Like?

What Does Sound Look Like? (2:31) National Public Radio explores the visualization of sound waves as they travel through the air thanks to a special photographic process. Source: YouTube

Friday, April 25, 2014

Soundscape: Documenting the jungle forest

Become A Soundscaper (3:08) Dr. Bryan Pijanowski of Purdue University and the GSSN shares what it is to be a soundscaper while visiting the jungles of Borneo. The GSSN Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network's overarching objective is to bring together ecologists (landscape ecologists and conservation biologists), acoustic ecologists (from the creative arts) and acousticians and psychoacousticians (scientists that study sound and how people perceive sound) to coordinate studies in diverse soundscapes around the world.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Research: Hearing Color

What Is It Like To Hear Color? (9 min.) Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings. Source: YouTube and TED Talks.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Soundscape Composition: Kyle Leeper

Soundscapes | kyle leeper (1:15) A short soundscape video by Joe Pease in which a skateboarder negotiates the obstacles of San Francisco's urban landscape with a soundtrack of field recorded sounds. Source: Vimeo

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Soundscape: Sound Designer

Portrait of A Sound Design Artist (3:43) By Josh Bennett. "A man standing alone in a shed hitting a bath with a mallet could be seen as mad, but in the world of sound design, it's the norm. Ali Lacey is an eccentric sound design artist, and this short portrait allows us a closer look into the world of sound design." Source: VIMEO