12pm - 6pm

New Media Collaborative was an artist group composed of students from the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex led by teaching artist Daniel Perlin in 2005.  The work focused on an autobiographical recount using the everyday environment as context.  The students collected sounds defining the boundaries and intersections of personal and collective experiences which were geo-tracked to their place of origin.  The outcome of this educational initiative culminated in a work titled Sound and the City which was exhibited as part of Summer 2006 - New Work from Eyebeam's Studios.


Sound and The City

Students from the 2005-06 New Media Collaborative (NMC) Program explored their everyday environments and collected sounds that define the borders and cracks of our personal and collective experiences. By asking the questions, "What is sound? What is a city? What does your New York sound like?" Students from the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex led by teaching artist Daniel Perlin, created unique audio self-portraits and mapped shared experiences. They learned to make digital recordings and pieces detailing their impressions and perceptions of The City, as well how to put these recordings online. Along the way, they acquired skills for recording sound for film, radio and public broadcast, as well as digital editing and mixing.


Project Created: 
April 2006
People: Daniel Perlin
Research: Education Lab
Project Type: Documentary, Sound
Tags: mapping, city, audio
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