Monday, June 06, 2005

Make your own audio tour guides

Interesting article in the New York Times on the rise of people recording their own audio tours of museum exhibits, then offering them as MP3s that others can listen to on their iPods as they walk through the exhibit themselves. It's already given me an idea for this arts center I'm trying to open these days; to have the artist walk through the gallery and explain each piece on audio, then offer up those MP3s for anyone who wants to walk through the gallery themselves with their iPod (or conversely, click through the virtual gallery online while listening to iTunes). And what kind of fun stuff could you record an audio tour of for others to listen to on their iPod? How about your neighborhood? A guide to cool live-music spots in your city? Audio comments to your online vacation photos?