Listen Here is an interesting service that allows locals to share the favourites sounds of their city with tourists, giving them a more genuine, culturally rich travel experience. The concept is by product designer Nicola Hume and you can find out more about the project´s evolution at Listening Here in the making.
A tangible, engaging map in the city centre is the focal point of the service. Locals leave microphones that transmit ambient sounds in their favourite places, before marking them on the map. Visitors are then able to “listen in” to these places, gaining a sense of the atmosphere before choosing where to visit. Using sound alone to represent environments, creates a sense of mystery and encourages exploration.
via: Laughing Squid