Have you noticed that the city you are living in is so noisy? Traffic, road works, building sites, buses, trains, children around schools, and the list goes on. During a busy day at your office, would it be nice just to get out of your work’s building to find a happy quiet place to regroup. It’s at this moment I will tell you, there is an app for that called Stereopublic. This app crowdsources the quiet and allows you to not only discover serene new places to hideaway but also become an ‘earwitness’ as this app directs you on a soothing walking tour of hushed spaces around your city.
Sterepublic – Free Apple App
Stereopublic finds calm within chaos as part of a TED Prize-winning City 2.0 project to locate quiet places in our cities.
– A guide for those who crave a retreat from the crowds, Stereopublic allows you to become an earwitness to find places of accidental retreat in the built environment.
– Use the app to explore your city and find its quiet spaces. Enjoy the compositions composed for each space, or simply experience the quiet. Do you have your own quiet space? Share it with others by adding it to the map, and request an original composition composed just for your space.
Stereopublic (Crowdsourcing the Quiet) is a participatory online, smartphone and on-site sound mapping of quiet spaces: an individual experience of silent seeking in the crowded circuit of everyday busyness, a sonic health project for built environments.
Please Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Enjoy this free app and enjoy to be quiet every once and a while.