Call for Support In Pursuit of Silence

SilenceIsASoundIN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is a meditative film about our relationship with sound and the impact of noise that will be released globally. The award-winning Los Angeles-based filmmakers are currently in the final stages of production, and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish the film. The funding will allow them to complete the last few production trips and move deep into the editing process towards a final cut of the film. This unique crowdfunding campaign includes a range of exclusive rewards for backers to engage with silence and sound, including 30 minutes in the quietest place on earth, dining at a silent meal (to be featured in the film!), a custom made “Silence Kit”, pre-orders for the completed film, limited edition prints, and more. All funds raised will help the film to serve a catalyst for a global movement towards a better sounding world. The campaign ends November 7, 2014. See a short video and more details about the project at

Call for Papers on Soundscape in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) is seeking papers for a “Special Issue on Soundscape
and its Applications.”

Deadline: January 15, 2012

[Quoted from the call]

The general topic of soundscape is recognized as one that has consistently generated new and innovative ways of thinking about noise control and if [sic] the interaction between sound and people. It has a significant practical relevance, in terms of policies, as well as in the planning and design of new living areas or in reshaping existing areas.

Topics of interest include whatever is involved in the developments of soundscapes:

·          Economics

·          Noise-policy standards

·          Combined effects

·          Cross-cultural studies

·          Perceptual and physical parameters (such as the characteristics of sounds and survey site selection)

·          Multi-sectoral environmental health impact assessment

·          Development of environmental zoning

·          Citizen involvement

·          Preservation of quiet areas

Papers are encouraged that address “sensitive areas” and which offer new insights into the existing annoyance data and new integrative research strategies for the design of “supportive environments.”

Please download the PDF for instructions on How to Submit Papers, Deadlines and Relevant Dates, publication guidelines, and Contact for the Guest Editors, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp and Jian Kang. [NB: the JASA submission link in this document for the Peer X-Press site currently redirects to the ASA main page.] Download the Call for Papers (PDF) from


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