This Magazine’s new co-editor of This & That, Shawn Micallef, has brought his [murmur] project to Calgary. Made popular in Toronto’s Kensington Market and Annex neighbourhoods, [murmur] is a story-telling tool that allows passersby to hear tales of the city told through their cellphones—simply look for green [murmur] signs in key locations, call the number listed and punch in the appropriate code, and someone with a story about the site will let fly in a pre-recorded snippet of history.
Apparently Calgary’s [murmur] project needs more stories. Vist Shawn and his project colleagues at http://murmur.info to contribute.
Also of note, there’s a new Toronto [murmur] for Spadina Avenue, set to launch shortly.