Lily Library - Lobby vs Study Room
This is an experiment testing how people change their levels of volume according to the environment that they are in. Here, we discover how people subscribe to a certain set of generally-accepted social guidelines regarding appropriate noise level of a given location. This recording is one example of how sound is incorporated into cultural and social norms. The recording begins in the lobby of Lily Library, and proceeds into one of the study rooms.
Duke University, Durham, NC
sound study, library, public, outdoors, volume, campus, silence