Noise & Smart: From a Noisy to a «Smart» City
This article discusses features of the structural organization of the sound environment through noise, speech and music in the public space of the city, using the methodology of M.E. Tarakanov and the semiology of R. Barthes. Acoustic and semantic noise forms the basics of the urban phonosphere, and the problem of noise management through the distribution of information flows opens the possibility of its rhythmic transformation into music. As a result, perhaps, comes into view the prospect of setting up the sound profile of the urban public sphere and creating its optimal interface. However, the provision of its management capabilities to each citizen should be regarded rather not as a technological, but as an ideological project of creating a «smart» city.
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