[microsound] Exit Through the Gift Shop
dan at listening-station.net
Wed Feb 16 12:40:23 EST 2011
I worked for an architectural photographer that did a shoot in the late 80's at the corporate headquarters of Hasbro - somewhere in Massachusets. The office was a huge open space with standard office cubicles. It had a noise reduction system that was made by Bolt Beranek & Newman. You could stand about 30 feet away from another person and yell at them - and could barely make out what they said. Doesn't sound very spectacular - but it was one of the strangest acoustic experiences I have had.
On Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Steven Ricks wrote:
> I like this . . . perhaps one could take the Bose headphone noise canceling technology and create something . . . I'm imagining it in the hands of someone with a lot of funding and creating a sort of giant silence-projecting ray gun . . . then if one could apply filtering to this concept, canceling out only certain frequencies . . . anyone have contacts at Bose r&d?
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:07 AM, David Powers <cyborgk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A little food for thought:
> > Do we not suffer from too much noise in our cities already? At least
> > in Chicago, I am subjected to large amounts of unwanted noise, whether
> > it is the dangerously loud sound of elevated trains, or the unwanted
> > (and almosty always terrible) background music that plays incessantly
> > indoors everywhere one goes.
> > So I suggest that the ultimate sonic intervention would not create
> > noise, but SUBTRACT noise--creating an unexpected pocket of silence in
> > the midst of the city would be fantastic, in my opinion.
> > ~David
> > On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:42 AM, Bernhard Living <mumixer at me.com> wrote:
> > > Dear Hans,
> > > This is a very beautiful and effective installation, and as you said, the
> > > sound of the card was able to cut through the background noise of the
> > > traffic. Graffiti art has always had a slightly ‘naughty’ if not illegal
> > > aspect to it. It’s also fairly low cost (the price of a spray can). Your
> > > sound intervention certainly fits into that way of doing things.
> > > Regards,
> > > Bernhard
> > > On 16 Feb 2011, at 10:03, hans w. koch wrote:
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