On September 24th, we’re collaborating with WDET 101.9 FM’s Question of the Day to kick off a week of you telling us what we need to know about Campus Martius Park, in order to inform our mobile audio tour. The park, located in the heart of downtown, has a history that dates back from before the Civil War and through a period when the park was adjacent to Kennedy Square. So this week we’re asking you: “What experiences or stories do you have of Campus Martius Park?”
Only responses left on Monday, September 24th may be heard on WDET but really we want to hear from you up until Sunday, September 30th, 2012. Your responses will help us make sure we’re getting the whole story on Campus Martius as we put together the audio script for our tour. Here are a few different ways you can share with us the stories you have about the park:
Leave us a voicemail
Call (951) 262-3438 to leave us a voicemail. It’s just a weird area code because we got the number on the internet. There is no fee for you to call and it should just take you a minute to leave your message.
Record your message using the SoundCloud website
If you don’t have one already, take a quick second to set up a free SoundCloud account, then come back to here and click on this link. Make sure you have the most recent Flash and that you enable your computer’s internal microphone when prompted. Press the ‘Record’ button and respond to one or more of our prompts. If you don’t like your recording, you’ll have a chance to redo it as many times as you need. Once satisfied, upload your response on the following page: http://soundcloud.com/groups/tell-us-about-campus-martius/dropbox The final step is to click on the pen icon on your wave form to edit your settings. Make sure that you’ve enabled your file to be downloaded.
Record your message using the SoundCloud App
Sometimes its easier to record using the SoundCloud App on a smartphone than it is to record on a computer. If you haven’t already, you must first download the SoundCloud App onto your phone. It’s free and worth it. Then open up the App and click on the orange “REC” circle on the bottom menu bar. Then hit the orange “REC” button that pops up in the middle of your screen to start recording. To stop recording, press it again. If you don’t like what you’ve recorded, press “Reset” and try it again. Once satisfied, press “Save.”
Now you might actually want to login to SoundCloud on a computer. Then come back to this page and click on this link. Once there, click on the blue link underneath the “Choose File” button that says, “Select an Already Uploaded File.” A list of files you’ve already uploaded to SoundCloud will pop up. Find the one you just recorded on your App. The final step is to click on the pen icon on your wave form to edit your settings. Make sure that you’ve enabled your file to be downloaded.
Should be self explanatory.
NOTE: Responses left on Monday, September 24th may be broadcast on 101.9 FM WDET. Responses left on any other date may still be broadcast, podcast, used in an installation, or shared through social network sites. By participating, you’re saying that you’re okay with that.
September 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm
We got engaged on the rink in 2010. It was a chilly night in December when we went to Campus Martius rink to go skating. We had been there once a few years before and really had a great time. What she didn’t know was that I had invited friends and family to hide at the north end to witness my proposal. As she skated around frustrated at me because this would be the perfect place to be proposed to, I was texting and waving at people to get in position. I would distract her by pointing out buildings that were designed by Albert Kahn. When we reached the north end of the rink, I handed her glasses to her and said “look to your right.” Expecting to be told about yet another old building, she was greeted by the faces and cheers of our family and friends. She spun around to see me on my knee, ring in hand. We will always remember that night at Campus Martius.