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Many Voices, One Sky: Voices from the Dome
Make your voice heard
Planetarian colleagues from around the world are invited to prepare a short text and then to record an audio clip in English - or in your own native language or regional dialect. The author (or a collaborator of the author) then reads the text aloud, and records this “astronomical tweet” as an mp3 file. You can record with a computer microphone, or even with your cell phone.
Many voices, one sky
In the planetarium community it is common to share images and video. Imagine this initiative as an audio users group that shares audio files of astronomical commentaries as well.
Imagine your computer full of audio files. Instead of using many images that often obscure the stars, you could build live planetarium shows using many voices instead to help your audience to discover the real night sky. In this way perhaps you can challenge their misconceptions and enrich their perceptions.
When enough voices clips become available in particular subjects or from geographic areas, you can select a list of audio files, much as you would select a list of visuals for a presentation, and introduce each “voice” to the audience. When possible, you could translate when files of different languages are used.
Small or mobile planetariums can easily use these files with a mobile phone or a laptop connected to an amplifier or speakers.
Ideas for possible clips
If you have more ideas, please share them with Loris Ramponi (see contact info at the bottom of this page).
When preparing your audio clip please include:
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Commercial interest? No Thanks!
“Voices from the Dome” is not a commercial project and all the materials must be freely available without cost or necessity of special permission. To this end, each audio clip must be made without music and contain only the voice of the contributor. The work must be able to be released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License as public domain material.