[microsound-announce] radio aporee ::: World Listening Day
info at mwsae.org
Tue Jul 13 00:41:18 EDT 2010
I'd like to invite you to participate in a *special project of radio
aporee* and the World Listening Project for the first World Listening
Day, on Sunday, July 18, 2010.
Radio aporee is an open project about the creation and exploration of
public space. Its creator, Udo Noll asks you for help in creating an
"audio snapshot of the world" as heard and recorded on World Listening
Day. Aporee maps uses the Google maps interface to allow anyone to
easily find their location on the map, then upload their audio via the
web or mobile phone.
We're inviting you to send an audio recording from your actual location,
or other places of your interest on this day to the maps:
With your contributions collected on World Listening Day, Udo will then
create a dedicated project page on the aporee map. As Udo says,
",Ä¶besides having a nice documentation, I'm really intrigued by the
idea of listening to the sounds of a particular day, around the
world...." I'm very curious about what will happen, too.
*Specifications for uploading*
FORMAT: mp3, 128-320 kbit, 44.1 or 48 kHz (for best audio quality, we
recommend bitrates of 224, 256 or 320 kbps)
FILE SIZE: max. 25 MB
PLEASE NOTE: Contributors should type a tag "WLD" or "world listening
day" in the keywords field, so that it can be found by searches.
Please be patient while uploading, depending on your connection this may
take a while.
Below are *basic instructions* on how to send sounds (upload) to the
radio aporee soundmap at _http://aporee.org/maps/_
1. You don't need a login in order to participate, just a valid email
2. Find the location of your audio on the map and click on it
3. A small pops open that says "new place, add recording" with three
choices: upload sound, fetch sound from URL, and phone call.
4. Select whichever method you're using to upload, navigate to the
file if it's on your computer, fill in the form fields for info
and email address, then click "ok"
5. Once your audio file has uploaded to the aporee server, check your
email for a message from radio aporee
6. In the message you are provided with a link to confirm and edit
the info about your audio submission, please remember to TAG YOUR
SUBMISSION: "world listening day" and/or "WLD"
7. Once that's done your sound will appear on http://aporee.org/maps/.
Questions? Contact: radio at aporee.org or visit the Help & How-to
<http://aporee.org/maps/info/forum/?CategoryID=2> on radio aporee page.
The purposes of World Listening Day are:
* To celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world
around environmental awareness, acoustic ecology, and us
* To raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape
Project <http://www.sfu.ca/%7Etruax/wsp.html>, World Listening
Project <http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/>, World Forum for
individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography
* To design and implement educational initiatives which explore
these concepts and practices
You'll find the press release and further information on world Listening
Day at http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=667
All the best,
Eric Leonardson, founder
Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE)
Email: info at mwsae.org
WLP web: http://www.worldlisteningproject.org
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