Audio Mapping

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Who: Jocelyn Frank + Emily Cohen

Description: Maps can show us many things but what can we hear from them? This session will explore the value of, and applications for, audio maps as tools to represent data and understand spatial patterns in unique ways. Emily Cohen (urban planner and ecological designer) and Jocelyn Frank (audio artist and media consultant) will guide participants through an interactive session inspired by geographer Denis Wood’s book, “Everything Sings.” Participants should be prepared to create, listen and record sounds (individually and in small groups). The session will bring to life a new multi-sensory map that uses sound to explore the Port neighborhood in Cambridge, culminating with a discussion around the strengths and weaknesses of these tools for understanding spatial patterns, demographics and more, as well as potential applications for future works.

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