100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Next Tuesday August 28th, Gabe Sawhney will be joining us to talk about
[murmur], an audio documentary project that collects and distributes
people's stories about specific places. During their daily routines,
pedestrians walk past sites marked with a sign indicating the presence of
one or more stories, and a telephone number that can be dialed to listen
to them. It allows the listener to hear the story of that place, in that
place; the details come alive as the listener walks through, around, and
into the narrative. The stories are as personal as the relationship
people have with the spaces they inhabit. Secret histories unearthed,
private truths unveiled and tales as diverse as the city itself are
discovered and shared. All members of the community are encouraged to
participate and contribute, so that the "voice" of [murmur] reflects the
diversity of the neighbourhood.

[murmur] launched in Toronto in 2003, and has since grown to communities
in seven cities (with more on the way!). They have been using Asterisk
since 2005.

Project site: http://murmurtoronto.ca


TUESDAY August 28th, 2007
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Committee Room #1
City Hall,
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
(Google map link: http://xrl.us/4dm9)


There is a large parking lot under City Hall. There are entrances off
of Queen Street, and Bay Street.


Take the subway to Queen station, then walk west on Queen Street to
City Hall. Altenatively take the subway to Osgoode station and walk
east on Queen Street to City Hall.


We'll socialize & grab a bite at a local pub; if someone has a
favourite that would accomodate 40-50, mail me off-list and I'll make

Official Website: http://www.taug.ca/

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