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Re: An interactive Google map of LIVE Wild Soundscape feeds all over

Subject: Re: An interactive Google map of LIVE Wild Soundscape feeds all over
From: "Klas Strandberg" klasstrandberg
Date: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:46 pm ((PDT))
Peter, Curtis, David and all...

I am also too old and cynical to (spontaneously) believe in such an idea.
Still, I will certainly support it and do what I can to participate
in whatever that might help.

And we can all do things at a local level.

We need another way of thinking and measuring noise. For example, I
find it natural to think that wind power plants should be built near
highways and other places which are noise polluted anyway, while most
other people think that they should be built at places where there
are so few people as possible, which means "silent" areas.

I don't know of many other ways to draw attention to noise pollution,
than people like us starting acting. Looking at the green movement,
such actions are possible, but takes a long time.


At 23:29 2014-06-13, you wrote:
> > But how would a live feed hold the government accountable for
> improving what we can hear on it?
>Indeed. I'm too old and too cynical to think that Google's desire for Worl=
>domination is a good thing. A sound map cannot be representative of anythi=
>other than the habits of local sound recordists. Where would each one of u=
>place a "representative" live mic? How would this be systematised to get
>comparable results? For instance does that woman yelling in a New York
>square represent American cities?
>Much more likely, people will soon suss out where these mics are and use
>them for their own nefarious purposes.
>David Brinicombe
>Posted by: 
>"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
>sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.
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