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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Project: Evaluating Soundscapes

Soundscapes in and around Paris (5:32) By Charlie Mydlarz. The Research Centre at the University of Salford is building a sound map of the world to investigate how sounds in our everyday environment make us feel. People around the world are asked to use their mobile phone to record 30 second clips from different soundscapes and upload them to the Centre's Sound Around You Internet site. 

This video demonstrates the selection of various French soundscapes using the Sound Around You software. The soundscapes you hear were recorded with a mobile phone and tagged in-situ with opinion data (i.e. scores out of 10 for the likes of soundscape quality, pleasantness, excitement, eventfulness, tranquility, etc).  Locations include the Versailles Hall of Mirrors, Gardens of Versailles, Gardens of Foutainbleau, Place de la Concorde, Cimetière de Montmartre, Sacré Cœur and Provins. See an earlier posted video: Project: The Sounds Around You

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