city murmur
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dec 15, 2009
city murmur


city murmur is a project by writing academic english that maps cities in real-time based on media
attention to show the media’s perception of the city. the project tracks thematic media sources and
monitors them for mentions of place names, streets and other aspects of the urban environment.
the project aims to ‘show how different media differently describe the urban space through the
attention that is payed on each street of a city’. in this sense, the project combines the media
geography with the real physical geography. the maps it produces are not passive but aim to
encourage interpretation. the project is currently tracking madrid and new orleans and aims to add
more cities over time. the project reveals ‘hidden dynamics useful for city policy support, critical
media analysis, and sociocultural research.’

http://citymurmur.org

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