The Roaring 'Twenties

    an interactive exploration of the historical soundscape of New York City

    By Emily Thompson
    Design by Scott Mahoy

    Open Project

    The goal is to recover the meaning of sound, to undertake a historicized mode of listening that tunes our modern ears to the pitch of the past. Simply clicking a "play" button will not do.

    - Emily Thompson, Author's Statement

    The Roaring 'Twenties screengrab
    Use the "Space" interface to browse hundreds of complaint letters written to the Noise Abatement Commission.
    Screengrab:     1     2     3  
    Alternative views of The Roaring 'Twenties project data:

    All info and conversations from this project page
    http://vectors.usc.edu/xml/projects/theroaringtwenties_v1.xml

    RSS feed of the conversations from this project page
    http://vectors.usc.edu/rss/project.rss.php?project=98

    Project Credits

    Emily Thompson
    http://www.princeton.edu/history/people/display_person.xml?netid=emilyt
    Author
    A bio hasn't been entered for Emily Thompson.

    Scott Mahoy
    http://dornsife.usc.edu/labyrinth/about/bios/scott.html
    Designer
    A bio hasn't been entered for Scott Mahoy.