As we noted in our original post, our perception of urban space is based on sight, smell, sound and to some extent touch. Portable music became main stream in 1979 with the introduction of the Sony Walkman and with it came a change to the way we perceive the space around us. By filtering out the natural and man made sounds of the city we are able to immerses ourselves in a alternative reality of our choosing.
The rise of the Ipod has placed this change of perception at our fingertips and the choice of music directly affects the way we perceive the city space. In this case we are on the way to work with ‘Cowgirl’ by ‘Underworld’ on our headphones, illustrated in the movie above is the change in perception from a dull tube journey to one which is almost immersive. The mix has been kept to provide background noise as well as the audio track.
Still not quite sure whether to take this further but the change in the way we perceive the city is notable..
You can download a high res version of the movie (.wmv 76Mb)