Mobile Audio Apps, Place and Life Beyond Immersive Interactivity

In this paper I investigate the emerging trend toward connecting audio content with place in mobile audio applications for smart phones. I contextualize such apps in terms of previous mobile music practices, like those associated with the mp3 player, as well as draw connections to mobile sound art.

The Revolution will be Sonic

On May 16th I decided to join the protest march downtown. This was the 94th consecutive day of protest, but the first night march I had attended. I had also marched on April 22nd for Earth Day (infused for me, as for many others, with the specter of the ongoing student strike situation) and the 200 000 strong March 22nd “manif”.