Stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet

Potter, Martin, Sweeney, Jason, Milhinch, Amy, and Wright, Dale (2013) Stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet. UNSPECIFIED, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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Abstract

With well over half of the world’s population living in cities, urbanists have identified the importance of sites of retreat from the noise and chaos of a city. Stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet was a transmedia project inspired by a variety of practices including R. Murray Schaefer's World Soundscape Project. Stereopublic was proposed as a sonic health service for cities, co-created by a global community of quiet seekers. Via a range of activities, including production of an iPhone App, website, interactive maps, videos, compositions and performances Stereopublic facilitated global participation to create a quiet portrait of cities.

Research Statement

Research Background With over half of the world’s population living in cities, urbanists have identified, for health and wellbeing purposes, the importance of sites of quiet space in city planning. Within the field of acoustic ecology, this project aimed to find out if participatory media methods could help urban dwellers to identify, engage with and find value in quiet city spaces. A transmedia work, ‘Stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet’ assists those living and working in the city to seek quiet amongst noise and people, thus facilitating healthier lifestyles.
Research Contribution Stereopublic is a participatory, transmedia work and includes an iPhone app, a website, interactive maps, videos, sonic compositions, public performances and walking tours. The work is pitched as a ‘sonic health service’ for cities. Co-created by a global community of quiet seekers, the researcher – as creative producer – oversaw the design and delivery of a participatory, transmedia system facilitating broad participation that would lead to a solution to the research question. Through various production activities, including, Stereopublic enabled global contributors to create a quiet portrait of cities. The project was active in 50 cities internationally and 1000 quiet locations were submitted.
Research Significance Winner of the TED City 2.0 award, Stereopublic project has been recognised as innovative practice that can help make lives in cities easier. It received competitive funding from the Australia Council, Arts SA and Adelaide City Council, totalling $150,000. It was included in two Adelaide Festivals (2013, 2014) and other important international festivals such as the UK’s DocFest and the International Symposium of Electronic Art. The project has been the subject of multiple articles promoting lifestyle and urban health, including Wired, Citylab and Good Magazine.
Item ID: 51777
Item Type: Other
Keywords: participatory media, quiet, crowdsourcing, urban spaces, transmedia, quiet spaces, acoustic ecology, world soundscape, R. Murray Schaeffer, silence as commons
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Funders: Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA, Adelaide City Council, TED
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 05:33
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190203 Electronic Media Art @ 35%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190205 Interactive Media @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 35%
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89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8904 Media Services > 890403 Internet Broadcasting @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 30%
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