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Signal to Noise

Those of us in the acoustics world often talk about signal to noise ratio.  Wouldn’t it be more fun if it was a party instead of a ratio?  The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting its first Signal to Noise party this weekend as part of its grand re-opening out in Astoria.  The museum will be taken over with live electronic music, moving image performances, and interactive art.  Maybe we will see you there…

Signal to Noise

Keep this quiet: Wednesday is International Noise Awareness Day

April 28 is the 15th annual International Noise Awareness Day, an event promoting awareness of the dangers of long-term exposure to noise.  Founded by the Center for Hearing and Communication (a not-for-profit organization established in New York in 1910), the event aims to raise awareness of the impacts of noise on day-to-day life worldwide.

As part of the event, the public is encouraged to observe a “Quiet Diet” — 60 uninterrupted seconds without noise from 2:15 to 2:16 p.m. this Wednesday.

Most New Yorkers are all too familiar with excessive noise and its impacts on hearing, health, stress, and learning. This year’s event has already garnered some local press, and we hope that greater awareness of noise leads to a “quiet diet” that the city can enjoy more than once a year.