Saturday, March 6, 2010

Amir Husak – Gowanus Unheard

Gowanus Unheard sonifies mental images of experiential space. Inspired by The Image of the City, Kevin Lynch's 1960 study on urban environments and mental mapping, the project aims to uncover deeper links between city dwellers and their lived space. Participants were asked to draw a map from memory, which is then "carved" out of the sonic spectrum of audio field recordings. Using several digital algorithms to create an interaction interface between the map drawings and the audio, Gowanus Unheard converts the hand-drawn sketches of the Brooklyn neighborhood into a series of sound compositions.

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