Really wonderful Caity Weaver story about spending supposedly insanity-inducing amounts of time in the world's quietest room https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/23/magazine/quiet-chamber-minneapolis.html
@xor This is something I've always wanted to try. Are these rooms open to the public? Could I just book one?
@sparky_005 some are! sometimes there is a fee to visit, though I've been to plenty where you just have to call. If I can help you find one locally let me know!
@xor Thanks so much! I'll try to find one on my own but if I can't I might give you a shout :)
though if you know of any in the NY area off the top of your head (I see you're in Brooklyn in your bio) lmk!
@sparky_005 there are a few though I suspect they are probably mostly closed to the public because of the trendiness Caity mentioned. A nice small one at Cooper Union if you have some affiliation... https://cooper.edu/engineering/vibration-and-acoustics
@sparky_005 there is one at Consumer Reports in Yonkers too, and there have been stories about visits, but I don't know anything about accessing it
@xor Oh no way! I kind of assumed there were none in NYC because it's so loud there generally 😂 sadly no affiliation with CU, but I might know someone who went there so maybe I can ping them. Thanks for the info!!!
@xor I worked with Steve Orfield way back when he was helping us tune an auditorium sound system in Mankato, and I was there to interested an AV control system. Steve is pretty cool.
@ironiridis he actually wasn't in the day I visited, so we didn't get a chance to meet! heard great things though
@xor I went to some company sponsored art museum in Japan years and years ago that had one. Such a cool experience.
Now to read the article where presumably this is mentioned
@xor ah, not mentioned in the article, but seems to still exist at the ntt icc https://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/archive/works/anechoic-room/
@xor we had an anechoic chamber at my college (the only one in NYC, so I’m told!) and a few of my friends were lab assistants or student researchers who got to work with/in/for it.
Looking back I kick myself at having passed on such a sick opportunity.
@liza ugh I hadn't thought about that option and now I wish I had. I'm trying to decide whether I can just take it from the top! one more time!
Toots from the intersection of art and technology.