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RadioEight: Interactive Soundscapes from the Subconscious World of Children

RadioEight: Interactive Soundscapes from the Subconscious World of Children

RADIOEIGHT: Interactive Soundscapes from the Subconscious World of Children

"Unlike any other site this year. A strange and powerful work of interactive art.” - Communication Arts, 2017

Living at the intersection of audio documentary, music and experimental interactive, RadioEight is a soundscape dedicated to the hidden world of childhood dreams. The project eliminates barriers of geography, culture, language, politics and economic status to provide raw and moving answers toward a more emotionally connected humanity. 

Explore the full site here

Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Interactive Annual 2017

Awarded the Grand Challenges Explorations Grant in Communications by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Communication Arts, Webpicks 2016

FWA Site of the Day, Sept 2016

AWWARDS Honorable Mention September 2016

Conceived and created by Katrina Crawford and Mark Bashore.  Site created in collaboration with Belle & Wissell, Co.  Original music score by Jesse Solomon Clark. Special thanks to the great people of Splash and Antipodes Collective for their instrumental help in recording children around the globe. 

The Nepali children heard on RadioEight were recorded just hours before the April 25th earthquake in Kathmandu, killing nearly nine thousand and displacing tens of thousands. Please consider making a donation to provide assistance for the rebuilding effort in Nepal.

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A WebGL 3D environment and particle system creates a surreal interface for interactive listening. Over 60 original music tracks are generatively paired with spoken word dreams on the emotive factors of each dream. Field audio from across the globe also combines with original music tracks. RadioEight is an ongoing project with simple production and submission accessibility from across the globe, and also lives as podcast channel available through iTunes or the mobile site

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