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Bronte Room, The Knowledge Centre (BL conference centre)

The British Library

96 Euston Road

London

NW1 2DB

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Interested in literature, sound recordings, place, technology and walking? Then you may wish to attend this event in the Knowledge Centre, at the British Library on the afternoon of Friday 7th June.

Mahendra Mahey from BL Labs will talk about the Library’s current Imaginary Cities exhibition, which showcases fantastical cityscapes created by the Library’s artist in residence Michael Takeo Magruder.

Andrew Stuck, Founder of the Museum of Walking and podcaster at Talking Walking will talk about Sound Walks, explaining what they are and giving an overview of Sound Walk Sunday, which is scheduled for Sunday 1st September 2019 and the week following. To give examples of the types of works and digital technologies that can be used to create sound walks, there will be a series of short presentations and videos.

Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Wildlife & Environmental Sounds at the British Library will talk about this fabulous collection, giving examples of how these recordings have been used creatively.

We are hoping this event will encourage people to make entries to the current Sound Walk Sunday open call, which is inviting people to create outdoor audio, geo-located, immersive performances, listening walks and sound walks.

Schedule:

13:30 Attendees arrive, tea & coffee

13:45 Stella Wisdom Welcome and housekeeping information

13:50 Mahendra Mahey, Introduction to BL Labs and overview of the Imaginary Cities exhibition

14:10 Andrew Stuck, Introduction to Museum of Walking, Talking Walking, and Sound Walk Sunday, and introduce talks/videos from:

14:20 Babak Fakhamzadeh

14:30 Josh Kopeček, Echoes, 3D sound walks (recorded video)

14:35 Fred Adam GPS Museum and Geert Vermeire of the milena principle & Made of Walking video about their CGeomap platform (recorded video)

14:45 George Fort, Placecloud.io

15:00 Alastair Horne, BL & Bath Spa PhD student

15:15 Cheryl Tipp, Introduction to the British Library Wildlife Sounds Collections and how they can be used creatively

15:30 NG Bristow, writer-director, filmmaker and installation artist

15:45 Marcin Barski, curator, music publisher, sound and installation artist, co-founder of IPD - Polish Soundscape Institute IPD (Instytut Pejzażu Dźwiękowego / Soundscape Institute)

16:00 Networking and discussion of how BL Sounds can be used in new Sound Walk works

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Date and time

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Bronte Room, The Knowledge Centre (BL conference centre)

The British Library

96 Euston Road

London

NW1 2DB

United Kingdom

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Organiser The British Library Digital Research Team

Organiser of Exploring with Sound Walks

The Digital Research Team at the British Library is a cross-disciplinary team supporting the creation and innovative use of British Library's digital collections.

We work with those operating at the intersection of academic research, cultural heritage and technology to support new ways of exploring and accessing our collections through:

  • Getting content in digital form and online
  • Collaborative projects
  • Offering digital research support and guidance
  • Events, competitions, and awards

Getting in Touch

Email: digitalresearch@bl.uk
Website: http://www.bl.uk/subjects/digital-scholarship 
Blog: https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship
Twitter: #bldigital

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