Project Phonograph

Phonograph is a proposal for an application for Android-smartphones that makes it possible for people to create their own historical soundscape and experience it on their visit to a town.

Phonograph was named after Thomas Alva Edison’s invention from 1877 . That made it possible to record and play sound. Phonograph gives a selection of sounds that have been lost from the immediate surroundings of the user.

The app is filled with locations and functions that are no longer a part of the current city-soundscape. One can experience historic daily life as an Augmented Reality Layer. This triggers a curiosity for more historic information. There are snippets of information about each sound, , but no full explanation. It remains part of a history no longer visible.
The application can be uploaded from the QR-codes on one of the flyers or posters that have been spread around the town.


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