Soundwalk at the University of Texas

soundwalk map

The route taken

On March 27 2013 the Sound Studies class conducted a soundwalk across the UT campus. The point of departure was our classroom at the School of Music. The point of arrival was the Plaza of the Radio-Television-Film Department, where we would meet Prof. Andrew Garrison (who would guide us inside the RTF building and talk about film sound).

Each student received a small notebook to write what they were hearing as we walked. I was particularly interested in hearing focusing and the amount of detail included in the hearing — writing process. You can see the results of this experiment below.

Inside the School of Music

sounds most mentioned by students in their notebooks (click to enlarge)

sounds most mentioned by students in their notebooks (click to enlarge)

 Outdoor walking

cardoso - soundwalk (outdoors)

sounds most mentioned by students in their notebooks (click to enlarge)

cardoso - soundwalk 3

Students soundwalking on Whitis Ave.

soundwalk 2

Students soundwalking on 24th St.

computing the data

notebooks: computing the data

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