Today three of our first Community Fellows (Eduardo, Katie and Alex) have wrapped up their projects with us and two of our fellows (Evan and Ed) have dropped in to update us on their progress! Each fellow took time to reflect on how they used sound to tell stories, learn about their cities and use sound in a different way, here is what Katie (Sounds of My City) had to say:
The Sounds of My City project was started as a way to facilitate and encourage a collaborative mapping of the sounds found in Toronto (and cities abroad) using the SoundCloud mobile app. I also wanted to encourage people to get out and explore their neighborhoods and to use SoundCloud as a part of their “documentary arsenal”. Sounds of My City has received very encouraging feedback and some really great, interesting submissions over the course of my fellowship.
With over 12, 000 plays, over 4, 000 page views and over 300 followers, I feel very happy with the progress, reception and overall success of project. I’ve had such a fantastic time working on Sounds of My City (see my wrap-up post here), and I can’t thank David and the Community team enough for their support.
Katie’s project was featured by Reuters below, check it out!
Find Sounds of my City and Katie on the interwebs:
Twitter – @SoundsofmyCity
SoundCloud – Sounds of My City Group
Website – Sounds of My City