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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Soundscape: How to find silence

How to find silence in a noisy world: “Sanctuaries of Silence” takes you on a virtual journey into one of Earth’s last remaining bastions of true quiet — the Hoh Rain Forest, in Washington State. Shooting in beautifully immersive 360 video, directors Adam Loften and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee follow acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton as he explores the mossy, green heart of silence. Source: The New York Times Video and A Sound Effect.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sound Walk: Walking Brunswick

Walking Brunswick (promo video) (1:48) A series of free one hour listening walks for all exploring Brunswick and its surroundings that were held in October 7-29, 2017. Each soundwalk was led by a different artist with different approaches Visit: to listen and see the routes taken by each artist.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Lecture: Milena Droumeva "Sounding out Sexism in Video Games"

Sounding out Sexism in Video Games ( 14 mins.) “Why don’t women play women characters in video games?  Milena Droumeva sounds-out the impact of audio in video games, and how portrayals of female characters in games have significantly impacted gaming experiences. “If we can’t represent women as fully human, how can we think as women as fully human?" Source: YouTube - TEDSFU

Lecture: Mathias Basner "Why noise is bad for your health"

Why noise is bad for your health - and what you can do about it (10 mins) Mathias Basner TED presentation.”Silence is a rare commodity these days. There's traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor's lawnmower ... and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep -- and how you can get more of the benefits of the sound of silence.” Source TEDMED 2018