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site index

This page contains links to all of the content of the Listen Web site.
As of October 6, 2006: This page still under construction


Jump to content lists for the main sections of this Web site:
*At the Museum
*Listening Guides
*Online Activities

Jump to content lists for these different types of content available on this Web site:
*Jump to Transcripts
*Jump to Subtitled Movies
*Jump to Downloadable Materials
  -.mov, Quicktime movies
  -.mp3, Audio files
  -Printable Materials, (.pdf | .doc | .rtf)
*Jump to Interactive games
*Accessible Content


*Jump to Having Trouble?
*Jump to Contact Information
*Jump to Exploratorium Links


This site address is: http://www.exploratorium.edu/listen




The Main sections of this Web site
At the Museum

*What's at the museum? Page 1 | Page 2
*About the exhibition: Sneak a peek
*Public programs: What's going on?
  -Full list of upcoming public programs
  Archived Public Programs
      -The Sonic Series | Sonic Series Full | Pauline Oliveros | You Won't Believe Your Ears

*Come to the exhibition: Visiting Information
   -Exploratorium Hours and Admissions
   -Directions to the Exploratorium
   -Visiting the Exploratorium

*Contributors: People who made Listen possible
  -Full list of contributors





Listening Guides

*Doniga Markegard, wildlife tracker
*Dean Hudson, acoustic navigator
*Bart Hopkin, experimental instrument builder
*Lisa Miller, auto mechanic
*Michael Chorost, electronic listener






*Doniga Markegard, wildlife tracker
   -Introduction
   -Video
   -Subtitled Video
   -More about Doniga
   -Related Links
   -Download Videos:    no subtitles | subtitles

Activities Related to Listening to nature
See how well you can distinguish bird calls.
Listen for the quietest sound - and let us know what you found.
   -Listen for the quietest sound
   -Listening Tips
   -Download Listening Tips page
   -Downloadable Materials for Listening Tips: .pdf | .doc | .rtf

   -Share your findings
   -Gallery of Quiet Sounds
Listening Tools
   -Listening Tips
   -Quiet Your Mind
   -Go Beyond Names
   -Notice Your Noise
   -Walk Like a Fox





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Dean Hudson, acoustic navigator
   -Introduction
   -Video
   -Subtitled Video
   -More about Dean
   -Related Links
   -Download Videos:    no subtitles | subtitles

Activities Related to Listening to get around
Audio Pong
Listening Memory Game
Build a Soundscape
   - Build a Beach Soundscape
   - Build a Train Station Soundscape
   - Available in November 2006: Build a Café Soundscape
Blindfolded Walk
   -Downloadable Materials for Blindfolded Walk: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Find that Sound
   -Downloadable Materials for Find that Sound: .pdf | .doc | .rtf





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Bart Hopkin, experimental instrument builder
   -Introduction
   -Video
   -Subtitled Video
   -More about Bart
   -Related Links
   -Download Videos:    no subtitles | subtitles

Activities Related to Listening to make music
See new musical instruments in action
Build your own instrument!
   -Downloadable Materials for Build your own Instrument: Make a Membranophone: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Listening Memory Game





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Lisa Miller, auto mechanic
   -Introduction
   -Video
   -Subtitled Video
   -More about Lisa
   -Related Links
   -Download Videos:    no subtitles | subtitles

Activities Related to Listening to solve problems
Available November 2006: Can you identify these troubling car sounds?
Available November 2006: Car Stories: Weirdest sounds ever
Sound Bite
   -Downloadable Materials for Sound Bite: .pdf | .doc | .rtf





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Michael Chorost, electronic listener
   -Introduction
   -Video
   -Subtitled Video
   -More about Michael
   -Related Links
   -Download Videos:    no subtitles | subtitles

Activities Related to Listening electronically
Interview with cochlear-implant user Michael Chorost and a leading cochlear implant surgeon
   -Download this interview : .mp3
An X-ray of Michael's cochlear implant
Available November 2006: Animation of how the cochlea works
Available November 2006: Video of cochear implant insertion
Available November 2006: Color a cochlea
Some of Michael Chorost's Writings
The cochlear implant controversy







Online Activities



*Try Online
*Watch and Listen

*Practice in the World
*More about Listening
*Do and Share





Try Online
Can you distinguish between these different birdcalls?
Audio Pong
Listening Memory Game (12 games available)
Build a Soundscape 
   - Build a Beach Soundscape
   - Build a Train Station Soundscape
   - Available in November 2006: Build a Café Soundscape
Sound Puzzles (8 games available)




Watch and Listen


Doniga Markegard, wildlife tracker
   - Watch online.
Download Quicktime.

Dean Hudson, acoustic navigator
   -Watch online.   Download Quicktime.

Bart Hopkin, experimental instrument builder
 
  -Watch online.   Download Quicktime.

Lisa Miller, car mechanic 
   - Watch online.
   Download Quicktime.

Michael Chorost, electronic listener 
   -Watch online.   Download Quicktime.

Interview with Michael Chorost and the surgeon who gave him his cochlear implant 
   -Watch online.   Download .mp3 (20MB).

See new musical instruments in action 
   -Watch online.

The Bell Project Blog 


Available November 2006: Animation of how the cochlea works
Available November 2006: Video of cochear implant insertion
Available November 2006: Can you identify these troubling car sounds?
Available November 2006: Car Stories: Weirdest sounds ever





Practice in the World

Listen to the Softest Sound
  -Downloadable Materials for Listening Tips: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Blindfolded Walk
   -Downloadable Materials for Blindfolded Walk: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Find that Sound
   -Downloadable Materials for Find that Sound: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Build your own instrument!
   -Downloadable Materials for Build your own Instrument: Make a Membranophone: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Sound Bite
   -Downloadable Materials for Sound Bite: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Color the cochlea—the part of your ear where physics, biology, and psychology meet
    -Available in November 2006






More about Listening
*Physics of sound
*How we hear (Ear physiology: Pinnae to auditory cortex)
*Sounds
*Music
*More Information about our Listening Guides






Do and Share

Listen for the Softest Sound
Available December 2006: How has your listening changed?









Downloadable Materials




Quicktime Movies

Doniga Markegard, wildlife tracker
   -
Download Quicktime video, no subtitles.

Dean Hudson, acoustic navigator
   -Download Quicktime video, no subtitles.

Bart Hopkin, experimental instrument builder
   -
Download Quicktime video, no subtitles.

Lisa Miller, car mechanic 
   -
Download Quicktime video, no subtitles.

Michael Chorost, electronic listener 
   -
Download Quicktime video, no subtitles.






MP3

Interview with Michael Chorost and the surgeon who gave him his cochlear implant 
   -
Download .mp3 (20MB).





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Accessible Content



Transcripts
Available in November 2006





Subtitled Quicktime Movies (.mov)
   * Doniga Markegard
   * Dean Hudson
   * Bart Hopkin
   * Lisa Miller
   * Michael Chorost



  


Printable Materials


Listen to the Softest Sound
  -Downloadable Materials for Listening Tips: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Blindfolded Walk
   -Downloadable Materials for Blindfolded Walk: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Find that Sound
   -Downloadable Materials for Find that Sound: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Build your own instrument!
   -Downloadable Materials for Build your own Instrument: Make a Membranophone: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Sound Bite
   -Downloadable Materials for Sound Bite: .pdf | .doc | .rtf
Color the cochlea—the part of your ear where physics, biology, and psychology meet
    -Available in November 2006







Interactive games


Audio Pong
Listening Memory Game (12 games available)
Build a Soundscape 
   - Build a Beach Soundscape
   - Build a Train Station Soundscape
   - Available in November 2006: Build a Café Soundscape
Sound Puzzles (8 games available)







Having Trouble?

Having Trouble, menu
Having Trouble, full page




Contact Information
Please direct comments and feedback to:
listen_feedback at exploratorium dot edu.

Exploratorium Contact Information
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