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Quiet Polease is a collaborative effort that tries to raise awareness of the effects of noise pollution on people’s health and sense of well-being. Peace and quiet are essential to rest and recuperation. City traffic and other noise pollution raise blood pressure and heart rate, disturb sleep, and can lead to hearing loss or deafness, in extreme cases. The project seeks to focus on a changing sonic landscape and experience the extremities of sound in our modern world.
The interventions consist of a mobile Noise-Abatement Pod (mNap) which is a sound-shielded mobile room where the soundscape is played out, bringing the participants in close touch with sound and its effects. A slightly more playful digital object is the "Silent MegaPhone", which mutes out everything one shouts into it, and instead returns a printout to the user of what they shouted, offering a subtle message of its own.
Team : Aditi Kulkarni, Ankit Daftery, Michael Edwards, Persis Taraporevala, Shradha Jain, Tatjana Schneider (supported by Vivek Sheth)
Link : Quiet Polease - Mnap