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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Soundscape: A Sheffield Sound Map

Inside the Circle of Fire - A Sheffield Sound Map (4:36) Phonographer Chris Watson transofrms the Millennium Gallery into an immersive 'sound map' of Sheffield, England. The sound map used the latest technology to create a sound which changes throughout the gallery, depending on the listener's location. By truly hearing the sounds of the city, perhaps for the first time, it is hoped that visitors gain a new perspective on Sheffield in 2013. Source: YouTube

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Soundscape: Jam Session

Spontaneous Jam Session (3:47) A street busker sings outside a Kroger grocery store and is spontaneously joined by two others creating an unplanned musical soundscape. Source YouTube

Monday, August 11, 2014

Education: Room Acoustics

How Sound Works (in Rooms) Acoustic Geometry shows how sound works in rooms using Nerf Disc guns, 1130 feet of fluorescent green string, and Moiré patterns, and a before-and-after example. Question: How can we made room acoustics sound better. Source: YouTube

Soundscape Composition: Music from Bike Parts

Music From Bike Parts (1:56) "Steven Baber is a designer with a difference. He designs sounds -- coaxing music from some unlikely objects. Baber lets his surroundings serve as his orchestra and his inspiration. Lately he has been doing just that: making music from sounds created by bicycle parts." Source: CBS Television

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