Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

Dixieland at the Old Town Square

Creator: Mark (Mark Shepard)
Submitted: 2011-05-04
Recorded: 2011-04-16
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: 110501015517.mp3

I recorded sounds on IPhone with help of Serendipitor - an alternative navigation app for the iPhone that helps you find something by looking for something else. The app combines directions generated by a routing service with instructions for movement and action inspired by Fluxus, Vito Acconci, and Yoko Ono. Enter an origin and a destination, and the app maps a route between the two. As you navigate your route, step-by-step directions generated by the routing service and combined with suggestions for actions to take at a given location that are designed to introduce small slippages and minor displacements within an otherwise optimized and efficient route. Old Town square was on my way. I am artist, architect and researcher whose post-disciplinary practice addresses new social spaces and signifying structures of contemporary network cultures. My current research investigates the implications of mobile and pervasive media, communication and information technologies for architecture and urbanism.