Team: Edinburgh Living Lab Plus
The CitySounds experiment will be a valuable first step in exploring and celebrating the richness of sounds in the city, benefiting from recent innovations in digital technology and network infrastructure. It will focus on how biotic and anthropogenic sounds captured in a central urban greenspace can inform community groups and citizens about biodiversity and health and well-being, as well as provide a unique resource for artists and data scientists. Wide frequency audio data will be both streamed in real-time and stored for subsequent processing and analysis. The team will construct a sensor kit that enables to capture the rich array of biotic and anthropogenic sounds in both the audible and ultrasonic range. After anonymization, the audio data will be made available via the OrganiCity API and stored for further analysis. A new OrganiCity instance will be created in Edinburgh, Scotland.