I first learned about ‘Save Our Sounds’ via the BBC’s Digial Planet podcast. People from around the world are encouraged to share or request sounds from environments or devices from our regular daily experiences. Some of the initial sounds were once common to our daily life. For example, the sound of a dial-up modem or a dot matrix printer. The site includes an interesting map visualization for where submitted sounds came from. The project was launched in June 2009. Follow the project on twitter: @BBC_SOS
About The Author
Michael has more than 10 years of experience utilizing Web and new media in higher education, nonprofit, and business sectors. Among his many accomplishments, he founded a Web and new media consulting company—VanPutten Interactive—to serve clients specializing in public works, social work, higher education, documentary film, and professional development. In his current role at Michigan State University, he provides leadership for Web communication and innovative utilization of new media and oversees a team of Web developers. Michael has a master’s degree in educational technology from Western Michigan University.