Making Waves: Borderline Mapping with Jessica Thompson (Audio)

Sep 09, 2023
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art.

Jessica Thompson is a Canadian media artist working in sound, performance and mobile technologies. NAISA is presenting an adapted version of her project Borderline which maps sound data onto economic and social data.

Borderline is an app downloadable for mobile iOS devices and it can be used in any city, town or village - wherever you happen to be. Borderline is also the basis for an exhibition at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre which includes an analog style of map-making that those living in the Almaguin Highlands region of Northeastern Ontario can explore. The conversation between host Darren Copeland and Jessica Thompson also touches on how sound and noise data help to reveal the character and dynamics of different communities.