Friday, January 22, 2010

Les Lilas: les résultats sont en ligne

The results from our "Inspection Acoustique" in Les Lilas, June 2008, are now posted at Flickr.
Click on the image or here to see them.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Participant feedback forms posted on Flickr

The data collected in Helsinki can now be viewed on Flickr:

(the forms were rendered anonymous)

... data collected in Les Lilas will soon be posted, too.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Average results on our evaluation forms

Here are the average results, calculated from the gathered data in Les Lilas (Paris) and Helsinki.
Click on the image for a larger view!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sinebrychoff Park 2.0

September 30 & 31, 2008 - Sinebrychoff Park - Helsinki, Finland

Acoustic inquiry of the well-being of the community ecosystem of Sinebrychoff park

Sinebrychoff park 2.0 is a study of the relations between the soundscape of Sinebrychoff park in Helsinki and the mapping of the global mediascape as we know it. We invite the visitors of Sinebrychoff park to participate in an acoustic inquiry. Equipped with devices that enhance one's hearing, they can uncover a sonic universe that normally rests unnoticed, while filling our inspection form.

As we did in the previous performance in Les Lilas, we discretely placed sound sources and some actors to alter the soundscape of the park. Actors were playing spam, googlebot surveillance, amazon-like talking, ad words, nigerian scam, facebook friend-dropping etc.

More info at

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Amorph!08 seminar at the French Cultural Center, Helsinki

We have presented our project at the French Cultural Center in Helsinki. The semi-serious picture here shows a work-in-progress representation of the global mediascape. David Zerbib of Paris I University commented about Michel de Certeau and the distinction place/space.

French Cultural Center
26 August 2008 at 1 pm - 5 pm
Tallberginkatu 1 C 13

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Inspection acoustique et surveillance narrative du bien-être de l'écosystème communautaire du Parc Lucie Aubrac

June 7 & 8, 2008, Parc Lucie Aubrac - Les Lilas, France

"Nous proposons aux flâneurs du Parc Lucie Aubrac aux Lilas de participer à une enquête sonore. Munis d'oreillettes amplificatrices, ils pourront découvrir un univers acoustique qui reste en général inaperçu. Dans le cadre de l'amélioration de la transparence et du bien-être communautaire, les résultats de leurs formulaires d'inspection seront diffusés et exposés en tant qu'oeuvre de collaboration."

We invited the visitors of the park to participate in an acoustic inquiry. We equipped them with devices that enhance one's hearing (Spyears), so that they could uncover a sonic universe that normally rests unnoticed. However, for things to become more interesting, we had placed strange sound sources and hired some actors whose roles were to slightly distort the usually quiet atmosphere of the park. Nobody noticed that everything was fake. Of course many people were puzzled by the weirdness of the soundscape they were discovering.