Mark Shepard: Tactical Sound Garden Toolkit

  • ©2006, Mark Shepard, Tactical Sound Garden Toolkit


    Tactical Sound Garden Toolkit

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Artist Statement:

    The Tactical Sound Garden Toolkit [TSG] is an open source software platform for cultivating public “sound gardens” within contemporary cities. It draws on the culture and ethic of urban community gardening to posit a participatory environment where new spatial practices for social interaction within technologically mediated environments can be explored and evaluated. Addressing the impact of mobile audio devices like the iPod, the project examines new gradations of privacy and publicity within contemporary public space.


    Support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Departments of Architecture and Media Study at the State University of New York at Buffalo