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Holly Herndon and Jennifer Walshe crowdsource database of sound and music

Holly Herndon and Jennifer Walshe collaborate on project to crowdsource internet based sound and music

Holly Herndon and Jennifer Walshe have launched a project to crowdsource a database of sound and music works related to the internet since its inception. The pair state, “Artists have been working with the internet for decades. As we see archives and critical writing about this work emerge, we noticed that there is a strong focus on visual work. In an effort to promote more critical writing, vocabulary development and analysis in our field, we are attempting to put together an archive of sound and music works dealing with the internet since its inception. We would like this to be a resource everyone can draw on.”

“This is a messy topic,” they continue, “but we hope that by creating a databank of works and writings on this topic, we can support the sound and music community in understanding how the internet is shaping our field and how artists have been and are currently responding to this integral part of our lives.”

The database, which is called Post-Internet Sound, is open access and welcomes both academic and non-academic contributions, be it in the form of writing or a source of sound. Anyone can contribute via Google docs.