UrbanRemix is a research project at Georgia Tech, conceived of and directed by Jason Freeman, Michael Nitsche, and Carl Disalvo. I contributed the identity system and web development for their crowd-sourced database of urban field recordings.
UrbanRemix combines location-based cell-phone technology, a database, and a web application to allow citizens to record and store sounds and images in their city and position them in a digital map. Instead of “distracting” citizens from their physical surroundings, we believe that digital media can be used to re-connect them with their dwelling spaces and help them to re-imagine these structures, turning a space into a place. Through this project, neighborhoods are re-framed and experienced anew as unique soundscapes. The project stages participants as musicians who discover the musicality of their surroundings as well as their own creativity.