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_Sound Ecology

Wade into the soundscapes of various environments to explore the effects of silence and noise.

2011 Matthieu Regnier,Nicolas Saint-Cyr
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Modern life is a hubbub, increasingly noisy everywhere from the city centers to once pristine natural settings. While many of us turn to our devices and other distractions to escape from silence, researchers are realizing that an overwhelming abundance of sound in our environments can generate harmful effects. Sound Ecology explores the world through the lens of acoustic ecologists, who turn their attention to the soundscapes that  most of us let fade into the background of our day-to-day experience.

Visitors to Sound Ecology can explore four different types of environments—city, suburb, nature, and hermitage. Within each zone, images and animation anchor the navigation through these distinctive soundscapes. By altering the sounds in the space, users can explore the effect of environmental change on the sonic ecosystem. Sound Ecology aims to give users a new lens to think about their own personal environments, exploring a completely new world of sounds and silence.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN,FR
Country : Canada
Year : 2011
Author : Matthieu Regnier,Nicolas Saint-Cyr
Producer : National Film Board of Canada
Team : Alexandra Guite,NFB,Toxa,Vincent Letellier,Zéro Un
Awards & Nominations : Webby Award Nominee
Funders AND Incubators : National Film Board of Canada
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