Brandon Mechtley

I study wiggles. I like to make and listen to noise and silence. I have two cats with whom I telepathically communicate. I'm a licensed pope.

Here's an ongoing soundscape mapping project that allows users to scrub across a map of GPS paths to dynamically morph between field recordings. For some other sound maps, check out this list.

In August, I'll be starting a postdoc in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Kansas, where I'll be working on statistical models of population ecology. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science with a concentration in Arts, Media, and Engineering from Arizona State University and am recovering from working on a thesis titled "Techniques for Soundscape Retrieval and Synthesis." It's a trigger. I also worked a bit on interactive tools for searching for environmental sounds alongside some fine folks at the Centre for Digital Music.