In this episode, we speak to Brian House, a sound artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Amherst College. Brian discusses Macrophones, an ongoing project that records and processes atmospheric infrasound (sound with a frequency below the range of human hearing) to make it audible for listeners. The conversation touches on the role of art and technology in generating new environmental sensitivities, and how to make the materialities of data infrastructures visible.
Interviewers: Max Ritts and Michelle Westerlaken
Producer: Harry Murdoch
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This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: House, Brian, Max Ritts, and Michelle Westerlaken, "Brian House: Sensing Climate Change through Infrasound", Smart Forests Atlas (2023), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/brian-house
Header image: Macrophones installed in a forest. Image source: Brian House [image]. Retrieved March 28, 2022 from https://brianhouse.net/works/macrophones/