Monday, May 14, 2007

Hear You Are

[murmur] is an archival audio project that collects and curates stories set in specific cities of Canada (Toronto locations, Montréal etc...) told by city residents themselves. (Secret NY - is a very similar project that was held in NY: large sculptural yellow arrows were placed around Manhattan. New Yorkers were invited to send audio messages from their mobile phones about the specific places where they encountered one.) I love the idea and I just adore this amusing naive maps drawings.

Toronto's spadina map.

At each of these locations, a [murmur] sign with a telephone number and location code marks where stories are available. By using a mobile phone, users are able to listen to the story of that place while engaging in the physical experience of being there. Some stories suggest that the listener walk around, following a certain path through a place, while others allow a person to wander with both their feet and their gaze.

Montréal map

edinburgh map


José Pedro Ribeiro said...

I'm very pleased to have news from you! And this always remains a fantastic blog, in fact, one of the bests! Maybe I'll post some photos of Cara Barer, if you don't mind,and perhaps something more, like that funny topoware. Of course with all the credits.
Greetings from Portugal! (We, as F. Pessoa, speak portuguese, not spanish!) :)

Princess Haiku said...

Fascinating project.