Melissa Houghton

This sound was captured from the elevator in the lobby of Duke Children’s Hospital. The clip includes the sounds of elevator buttons being pressed, the bell when the elevator arrives, the doors opening and closing, and the whirring of the cables as the elevator accelerates upwards. Patients and caregivers use this elevator every day. While the elevator ride is likely not a memorable part of any hospital visit, it is a simple common experience shared by many who pass through the hospital lobby. Recorded using a zoom recorder.

Benjamin Cohen

Sound recording from the lobby of Georgia Tech's Love Manufacturing Building, a multipurpose space filled with both labs and lecture halls, around midday on Friday, just after a class change, where many students and faculty were moving through the space. Recorded on a Google Pixel 2.