Feld Notes

Mar 2022

'An Eye for an Ear' at Micro Camp March 2022

I had the pleasure of giving a video presentation online at Micro Camp March 2022, titled ‘An Eye for an Ear’. Micro Camp is an opportunity to meet and learn from users of the Micro.blog service, which enables open and accessible blogging and podcasting. This is a podcast version of the video presentation!

Some Further Explanation

In the presentation, I asserted the importance of paying attention to sound, whether in creative projects, while using digital technology or when moving physically through any given environment. To show the difference in experience that you can have when focusing on sound—with visual elements being secondary—I exported and transformed the audio from that video into this podcast episode. Micro.blog is the host of the Feld Notes podcast, so it made sense to publish it here!

While listening, here are some things for you to consider:

  • If you already watched the video, does this audio-only version enhance or detract from the message?
  • If you haven’t seen the video, do you feel like you’re missing something here, in what was made originally to be visual?
  • Which digital affordances does podcasting offer that aren’t present in video, written blogs and other visual formats?
  • How can you tailor your messaging and presentation style to fit audio?

Stay tuned for a link to the video presentation on YouTube and in the meantime, you can learn more about Micro Camp and find my other work at martinfeld.info. Thanks very much to Jean, Manton, Pete, Vincent and Jason for having me as a presenter at Micro Camp!

Introduction 00:00

Part 1: Media Ecology 01:25

Part 2: My Story in Three Podcasts 06:33

Part 3: Give Up an Eye for an Ear 13:21

Conclusion 16:57

This podcast episode was originally edited as a video in Final Cut Pro, then edited as exported audio in Ferrite Recording Studio. The initial video-editing timeline can be seen below.