Sonic Cities Looks at What Cities Sound like During Lockdown
It’s super interesting to see visualizations of the soundscapes that we’re often barely aware of until the soundscape changes. From MIT Sonic Cities:
While activity in parks was the same—sometimes greater than before—what we heard changed dramatically.
Across city parks, ambient sounds overtook crowd chatter, sirens cut through background noise, and music sharply declined.
Read more and view Hyde Park London, Public Garden Milan, Central Park NYC, Marina Bay Singapore and Golden Gate Park San Francisco
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