[murmur] San Jose

sj murmur

i saw one of these the other day in san jose, ca
and here's more from the site...

Explore [murmur]:

1. Go for a walk: bring your mobile phone, and head for the red dots on the map.
2. Find the green ear, and call the number on it.
3. Enter the code on the sign to hear people's stories about the place where you're standing.

[murmur] is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations. We collect and make accessible people's personal histories and anecdotes about the places in their neighborhoods that are important to them. In each of these locations we install a [murmur] sign with a telephone number on it that anyone can call with a mobile phone to listen to that story while standing in that exact spot, and engaging in the physical experience of being right where the story takes place. Some stories suggest that the listener walk around, following a certain path through a place, while others allow a person to wander with both their feet and their gaze.

602553: Jackson & 5th St
San Jose, CA


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