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Sound Around You Project

Main Project Information
Presented By Charlie Mydlarz
Goal Mapping the worlds soundscapes
Task Submit their soundscapes including their opinions of them
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

I am building a sound map of the world as part of a study into how sounds in our everyday environment make us feel. We need your help!

We’re asking people across the world to use our new iOS app on their iPhones or iPads (or any recorder) to record short clips from different sound environments, or "soundscapes"--anything from the inside of a family car to a busy shopping centre. Then we ask volunteers to comment on their soundscapes and upload them to our virtual soundscape map.

Recordings and responses will be analyzed by acoustic scientists, and significant findings will be reported on this website.

Sound Around You aims to raise awareness of how our soundscape influences us, and could have far reaching implications for professions and social groups ranging from urban planners to house buyers.

How to Join

Got to from your iOS device to download the app or search for "isay" on the app store

Social Media
Required Gear

An iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running at least iOS 4.2

The iSAY app from the appstore

If you havent got an Apple device, you can record and upload sounds using any digital recorder via the website

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums
Tags acoustics, around, citizen science, iphone, research, sound, soundscape, you
Project Updated 05/23/2018