ADK Climate Stories: Audio Archiving
University of Rochester
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Posted 117 days ago
8 hours/week
Class of 2026, 2025, 2024, 2023
Decision by 04/01/2023
Social Sciences, Humanities/ Performance
Digital Media Studies, Environmental Humanities, Studio Arts, Sustainability
The goal of our project is to connect climate change to personal narrative through a mobile audio installation that travels the Adirondack Park recording the stories of climate change. Research has shown that personal stories help reduce the idea that climate change will only impact people in the future. To make meaningful climate resilient communities, it’s more effective to hear and think about how climate change is impacting our local community than read scientific data. Participants were invited into this traveling recording studio to record their personal stories. To date, we've collected hundreds of climate stories from the Adirondack Park. More information about the project can be found here: The expectation for our summer research students are that you collaborate with faculty mentors and the digital scholarship lab to catalogue and construct an audio archive of these stories that will be shared with our community partner the Adirondack Council. This research is for credit. This project can be done remotely.
Desired Experience
Basic knowledge of Wordpress and robust internet connection required.
About the Mentor

Stephanie Ashenfelder

Digital Media Studies, Studio Arts
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