Posts by: John Roach

Listen to Wikipedia

Listen to Wikipedia

Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according…
Digital Empathy

Digital Empathy

Digital Empathy greets High Line visitors with a variety of messages. At some sites, computer-generated voices speak messages of concern,…

Arup Sound Lab

About Arup Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with…

Bird Sounds Visualized

Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated…
Acoustic Mirrors

Acoustic Mirrors

"A forerunner of radar, acoustic mirrors were built on the south and northeast coasts of England between about 1916 and…

The McGurk Effect

"The McGurk effect is a compelling demonstration of how we all use visual speech information. The effect shows that we…

Tremulously I stand in the subways, absorbed into the terrible reverberations of exploding energy. Fearful, I touch the forest of steel girders loud with the thunder of oncoming trains that shoot past me like projectiles. Inert I stand, riveted in my place. My limbs, paralyzed, refuse to obey the will insistent on haste to board…

– Helen Keller
Living Symphonies

Living Symphonies

Living Symphonies is a musical composition that grows in the same way as a forest ecosystem. Portraying the thriving activity…
Experimental Musical Instruments by Bart Hopkin

Experimental Musical Instruments by Bart Hopkin

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.21.4"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.21.4"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.21.4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.21.4"]http://barthopkin.com/instrumentarium The instrumentarium of Bart Hopkin. This is an inventive batch of homemade experimental…
Listening Devices

Listening Devices

Dawn Scarfe Listening Glasses Installation with glass sculptures This sculptural installation invites people to use acoustic glasses to discover musical…
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