The Journal of Sonic Studies
Journal of Sonic Studies, volume 1, nr. 1 (October 2011)Jacqueline Waldock: SOUNDMAPPING: Critiques And Reflections On This New Publicly Engaging Medium

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Soundmaps have captured the imagination of acoustic communities, libraries and radio stations alike. These interactive maps have placed soundscape collections and research in a more public and interactive space than ever before. However, does this new form reflect some of the polarizations of past sound projects or are there new fractures to be considered, such as gender, economy and the domestic/public divide? This paper will reflect upon the challenges and hierarchies that have developed alongside this new medium and will begin to critique and question this new form of sound engagement.