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PICKED: Dictaphone Parcel Eavesdrops on the World

PICKED is a new series of short-form interestingness we’re adding to our usual one-item-daily menu — every day, in addition to the main Brain Pickings article, we’ll also curate a couple of quick, often self-explanatory tidbits of noteworthiness from around the web. Think of it as the takeout to Brain Pickings’ full-service fine dining — same curatorial yardstick and quality of content, served to go.

Dictaphone Parcel is an imaginary animated documentary based on sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling hidden inside a parcel, eavesdropping on the world.

As the hidden recorder travels through the global mail system, from London to Helsinki, it captures the unexpected. We hear a mixture of abstract sounds, various types of transport and even discussions between the mail workers.”


Published September 22, 2010

https://www.brainpickings.org/2010/09/22/dictaphone-parcel/

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