Map from the Murmur stories collection


Launched in 2003, Murmur is an early locative media project. The original Murmur project collected audio stories related to locations throughout Toronto, CA. Signs shaped like big green ears was posted at each location about which a story had been made, and people with a mobile phone could dial the phone number and code on a particular sign to hear the story about that location. The stories are told by ordinary people and are about places not typically visited by tourists. The Murmur project was repeated in other cities in Canada and worldwide, but is no longer ongoing. The Toronto project’s website maps the stories on lovely hand-drawn maps of the city’s neighborhoods.

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Organization or Project Description: About Murmur
First Stories Posted: 2003
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