stillspotting nyc: bronx
$10.50, $8.50 members, Children (12 & under) free
Tours start at 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, and 6 pm
Hearing is often measured with an audiogram, a test in which humans are asked to raise their hand or press a button when detecting a range of tones of specific frequency and intensity. For Audiogram, Improv Everywhere—a New York City-based prank collective that creates scenes in public places, along with audiologist Tina Jupiter—will unveil a unique interpretation of the conventional audiogram through an experience that connects science with humor and the element of surprise.
Drawing from Improv Everywhere’s mp3 experiment series, Audiogram combines the format of a live hearing evaluation with ambient sounds from the Joyce Kilmer Park off the Bronx Grand Concourse. Participants will engage with pre-recorded sound that will be downloaded to personal mp3 players or borrowed iPods. Walking though the park, a narrator will guide listeners through changing perspectives on sounds in the city.