Betatest of a new project, SoniCity.
SoniCity is an abstraction of various people's movements through the city - an abstraction through sound. It traces pathways and velocities and transforms this data into sonic reverberations. The result is a map that unfolds through time. Using the innate expressive capacity of of sound a a mapping tool provides an alternative to the visual map, one which allows the sense of city travel.
SoniCity revolves around recording GPS tracks: data is brought into a Pure Data patch, parsed, then the individual GPS attributes (i.e. Latitude, Longitude) are used to drive the sonic engine. People will be invited to contribute their GPS data from an average day of work and play. Through an open process, we aim to collect a diversity of mobilities – from automobile to wheelchair, adding variety to the dataset and increasing the possibilities for sonically imaging city space.