6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Tuesday, September 11
Chicago Rover Eco-Cruise Series
Chicago Line Cruises, just north of Centennial Fountain at 465 North McClurg Court (on Ogden Slip)
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This evening I will discuss my work with Linda Keane and SAIC students, teaching artists, and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, with Chloe Gurin Sands, heath advocate from the Metropolitan Planning Council, and Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, architect of Chicago’s Riverwalk.
This American Bison herd lives at the Crane Trust and is one of the few that are genetically pure. Researchers are studying their restorative ecological role for cranes and other migratory birds along the Platte River, in Nebraska. We observed them during the Grassland Soundscapes Workshop, organized by the Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network (on Facebook) on July 13-18.
I recorded this four days before World Listening Day 2015. This year’s theme was “H2O.” For the workshop I gave a talk on “Ways of Listening” with a group of over 20 participating engineers, scientists, and artists interested in soundscape ecology.
2:30pm MST Friday, October 17th I am giving a talk in the Listenn Symposium on Acoustic Ecologies of the American Southwest Deserts, at Arizona State University. My talk is titled, “Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening,” on the fundamental role of listening in everyday experience, the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Listen online. Presentations will stream live. Dr. Sabine Breitsameter is the keynote speaker at 6:00 pm Thursday, October 16. The full schedule is posted here.
Location: Columbus Auditorium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
280 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60603
During the 23rd International Sculpture Conference I will speak on a panel entitled, EcoMedia: Environmental Science & Technology & Interaction in Public Art. The panel’s moderator is Andrea Polli. The panelists are Paul Catanese, Eric Leonardson, and Russell Bauer.
In the 21st century, there has been a resurgence of ecologically conscious art using new media technologies. Like Eco-art, this recent Ecomedia movement is interdisciplinary and global. Ecomedia is heavily influenced by developments in science, particularly remote imaging and other Earth sensing (for example, the widespread use of GPS data) and developments in computer modeling (for example, detailed models that not only model the physics of the Earth and solar system, but also explore the Earth’s chemistry and biology). This panel will present a series of public art work case studies, both permanent and temporary, that could be considered Ecomedia.
The International Sculpture Conference opens on Wednesday, October 3 and concludes on Sunday, October 7. Visit sculpture.org/Chicago2012/ for registration, schedule, blog, and more.
Radio aporee is an open project about the creation and exploration of public space. Its creator, Udo Noll asks you for help in creating an “audio snapshot of the world” as heard and recorded on World Listening Day. Aporee maps uses the Google maps interface to allow anyone to easily find their location on the map, then upload their audio via the web or mobile phone.
We’re inviting you to send an audio recording from your actual location, or other places of your interest on this day to the maps: http://aporee.org/maps/.
With your contributions collected on World Listening Day, Udo will then create a dedicated project page on the aporee map. As Udo says, “…besides having a nice documentation, I’m really intrigued by the idea of listening to the sounds of a particular day, around the world….” I’m very curious about what will happen, too.
I’m happy to announce that I have been invited to present in the International Conference of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, “Ideologies and Ethics in the Uses and Abuses of Sound”, hosted by the University of Eastern Finland, Cultural Studies Department and the Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology (FSAE). The conference will happen on June 16-19, in Koli, Finland.
My presentation proposal concerns the recent activities of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE).
Confirmed invited and keynote speakers are (in alphabetical order):
Steven Feld, Charles Hirschkind, Bruce Johnson, Anahid Kassabian, Andra McCartney, R. Murray Schafer, Barry Truax and Hildegard Westerkamp. Continue reading