This Sunday 15th of June the workshop “Sounds, science and technology” has been presented in the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival of Barcelona. Visitors of the “pop-up” booth have had the chance to discover the activity conducted at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and learn about the process of creating a sound fiction focused on neuroscience by answering the question “How does the brain sound?“.
The technical team consisting on two laptops, a mixer, a recorder, a couple of speakers and various materials to produce sounds, has allowed the over 70 people who reached the booth to experiment with the sounds of the Freesound.org platform, watch the video of the workshop or listen and record some sounds in situ from plastic bags, cardboard or porexpan. Lina Bautista, an artist from Sons de Barcelona that was involved in the workshop of 2013, has been at the Parc de la Ciutadella to engage people in the activity.
The workshop “Sounds, science and technology,” was carried out in 2013 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra over 10 sessions, which involved nearly 300 students from Barcelona aged between 14 and 17. The workshop was organized by the Music Technology Group (MTG-UPF), conducted by the artists Sons de Barcelona and coordinated by the Science Communication Observatory (OCC-UPF) in the framework of the European project KiiCS. It had the support from the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) and the collaboration of the Phonos Foundation and the Institut Municipal d’Educació de Barcelona (IMEB).
The Science, Technology and Innovation Festival wants to show the science of the city and its researchers, visualize scientific and technological culture, and bring the citizens closer to a more open and participatory research and innovation. It is organized by the City Council and will be held from the 4th to the 20th of June.