The first Daily Create task in Week 6 of the “Audio” section of my Digital Storytelling DS106 course, challenged us to:
“Tell the story of a place in one ambient audio recording.“
In other words, I am to capture a “sound bite” of background noise and share it with the DS106 learning community using the SoundCloud application.
There is an interesting parallel between the types of Daily Create activities that were assigned during the past “Visual” and the current “Audio” sections of the course.
At the start of the “Visual” section, in which participants were encouraged to take at least one photo a day, the Daily Create activities focused on looking at things differently. The examples below demonstrate how the student is encouraged to take photos which sharpened one’s sense of sight:
- Take a photo that emphasizes the detail of a human hand
- Make a creative photo silhouette by aiming the camera into bright light.
- Take a picture of your feet that shows what kind of day you’re having
- Take a photo where movement of the camera creates an interesting blur effect
In a similar way, today’s Daily Create will help me sharpen my sense of hearing.
I captured the following background sound sample as I crossed a rather busy intersection:
It is amazing to me to begin to hear all the ambient noise that takes place in the background, that our brains “ignore” as we go about our daily activities.
It certainly looks like this DS106 “Audio” section will provide me with a number of “sound” ideas.
Take care & keep smiling