The Ontology of Silence is a project by Andrew Hugill. Please spend some time investigating the site at www.silences.network to get an understanding of the project.
You are invited to contribute silences and to get involved in discussion via this blog page or contact me directly.
Future blog posts will update you about the project and include the most recent discussions. This is very much work in progress, so it is to be expected that these pages will evolve and change over the coming months and years.
If you wish to contribute, please upload a silence using the UPLOAD link below. If there is a problem with that method, please email me using the Contact Form.
Your silence could be a sound file, image file, text file, etc. Sound files will be recordings of silences. Image, text, and other similar files will evoke silence in some way. To understand how that might work, please read the ontology carefully.
Name uploaded files with your name and any title, separated by underscores, as in the following example: andrew_hugill_wry_silence.aif
Files may be in any format, but please try to achieve the best quality.
Uploading a file indicates that you are willing to make the contents available to the Ontology of Silence project. Files must therefore be free from any copyright restrictions.
Along with the silence itself, please also upload a text file with the same filename as the silence. The text file should contain a very brief description of the silence. Do include any relevant factual information such as: sound recordist, artist, writer, date, location, etc. Finally, indicate the Affect and Effect of the silence, from your perspective.