Leah Barclay | Australian Rivers Institute Seminar 2014
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Australian Rivers Institute Seminar 2014

Australian Rivers Institute Seminar 2014

Australian Rivers Institute Seminar 2014, October 31st, 2014. 

River Listening is a research collaboration between Dr. Leah Barclay and the Australian Rivers Institute to explore new methods for acoustically monitoring four Queensland river systems: the Brisbane River, the Mary River, the Noosa River and the Logan River. The project has involved listening labs, field recording, sound maps, performances and installations to experiment with virtual technologies and community engagement in understanding river health and aquatic biodiversity. This seminar will introduce the creative foundations of River Listening and highlight Barclay’s collaborations with river systems across the world spanning ten years. River Listening fundamentally explores the creative possibilities of aquatic bioacoustics and the potential for new approaches in the management and conservation of global river systems. 

The Australian Rivers Institute and Dr. Leah Barclay were awarded a prestigious Synapse grant in 2014 to support the development of River Listening. Synapse is an initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australia Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) that supports collaborations between artists and scientists in Australia.


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