Hearing Blind as a New Interface for Exploring the Urban Soundscape

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  • Hearing Blind as a New Interface for Exploring the Urban Soundscape

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    Using the smartphone-based application Hearing Blind as a case study, this paper explores ways in which listeners can explore sound-based archives and mapped constructs in a physically-present and dynamic way. This move toward a geolocated data presentation interface represents a dynamic shift in how curators, artists, and the general public can engage with the intangible cultural heritage of the constantly evolving sound environment. This paper puts forward a series of recommendations surrounding the use of new media technologies in the appreciation and understanding of documenting the ephemeral experience of the everyday soundscape.

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