Category Archives: Mapping Sound and Sounding Maps

Sound Recording Tutorial from Wildlife Sound Recordist John Acorn

I thought I would share the first experimental attempts of John Acorn (University of Alberta) and I to find the best way to record a walking interview whilst also capturing the surrounding sound-environment. The following sound file acts as an … Continue reading

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Walls of Sound: the Sound Conservation Centre

Walls of Sound is a BBC Radio 4 documentary exploring the work of the Sound Conservation Centre at the British Library. The idea for the programme, produced by Julian May and presented by radio historian Sean Street, was to explain … Continue reading

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Documentation of Terrible Karma: U-Haul truck as Mobile Exhibition Space

Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a mobile audio-visual installation exploring the global reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (in which 146 garment workers, mostly young immagrent women, were killed) on its 100th anniversary: March 25th 2011. … Continue reading

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Experimental Geography in Practice!

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Sights and Sounds of the Alberta Oil Sands

As well as helping Andriko Lozowy set up Where is Fort McMurray? on my recent trip to Wood Buffalo, I also went to make some sound recordings of the Oil Sands industrial site. The Athabasca Oil Sands Project is a … Continue reading

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Be your own cartographer

OpenStreetMap is an ebook by Jonathan Bennett that teaches you how to become your own cartographer. The book and its accompanying technology allow you to to create your own custom maps or ‘GPS Traces’. A GPS trace or tracklog is simply … Continue reading

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SymbioticA’s Adaption Program Showcases Art-Geography Collaborations

SymbioticA is an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement with the life sciences. Under the direction of Oron Catts, SymbioticA’s emphasis is on experiential practice. SymbioticA facilitates a thriving program of residencies, research, academic courses, … Continue reading

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Mapping Sound and Sounding Maps

I have recently been researching sonic maps for a project I am developing and thought I would share some of the best examples I have come across so far… 1. Sound Seeker, NY “The NYSoundmap is a map created by … Continue reading

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Experimental Geography tours Canada

Experimental Geography (curated by Nato Thompson) will be touring Canada over the next couple of months. It is already showing at the Museum London, London, Ontario (October 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011) and will then move to Freeman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University Sherbrooke, … Continue reading

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UNDERCURRENTS: EXPERIMENTAL ECOSYSTEMS IN RECENT ART

Our planet faces unprecedented change. If we continue on our current path, by the end of this century, or earlier, our environment will be in a state that modern humans have never experienced. In parts of the world, supplies of … Continue reading

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