Monorail 3 minutes, 09 seconds "Monorail"

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MONORAIL
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Apart from warnings about intrapping, the announcements on Chongqing’s monorail also offer advice about the traditional virtues of the Chinese people. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Greenwich Foot Tunnel 3 minutes, 47 seconds "Greenwich Foot Tunnel"

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GREENWICH FOOT TUNNEL
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Opened in 1902, Greenwich Foot Tunnel runs under the river Thames, connecting the Isle of Dogs with the borough of Greenwich. Its rounded diameter and tiled walls give it peculiar acoustics, which are being explored here by children imitating police sirens. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Please Place the Item in the Bagging Area 2 minutes, 54 seconds "Please Place the Item in the Bagging Area"

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PLEASE PLACE THE ITEM IN THE BAGGING AREA
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Now omnipresent at supermarkets across the UK, at the time automated checkouts were a novelty. I am still fascinated by the cacophony of disembodied female voices giving friendly but firm instructions on how to shop with the help of a machine. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Internet Cafe 3 minutes, 44 seconds "Internet Cafe"

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INTERNET CAFE
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Youngsters playing games at a late-night internet cafe in Hanoi’s old town. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Shipyard Workers 3 minutes, 54 seconds "Shipyard Workers"

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SHIPYARD WORKERS
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It’s 1 pm. At a Shipyard along the southern arm of the Zhujiang river sirens call the start of a new shift. Seemingly out of nowhere hordes of workers descend onto the place and dissapear behind its gates. All of them are dressed in identical clothes, most are on bicycles, some come on foot or on motorbike. After about 20 minutes the spectacle ends, the gates close and quietness ensues outside while work begins behind the walls encircling the yard. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Yi Er San Si Wu Liu Qi Ba 5 minutes, 31 seconds "Yi Er San Si Wu Liu Qi Ba"

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YI ER SAN SI WU LIU QI BA
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At the experimental primary school in Brilliant City (Zhong Yuan Liang Wan Cheng), children start their day on the sports ground performing synchronised gymnastics to the sound of patriotic music and their teacher as an MC. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Buddha Machines 3 minutes, 40 seconds "Buddha Machines"

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BUDDHA MACHINES
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The loop players looking a little like handheld radio receivers but which are preloaded with a set of loops of Buddhist chants can be found in numerous Buddhist temples, at least in East Asia. Here an assortment of these chanting their prayers simultaneously create a rather eerie atmosphere in Guangxiao temple. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Typhoon 2 minutes, 41 seconds "Typhoon"

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TYPHOON
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A typhoon blowing through the windows of a flat on the 34th floor in Shanghai. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Swimming Pool 3 minutes, 04 seconds "Swimming Pool"

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SWIMMING POOL
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Evening in Lianxing: Children of various ages playing in a swimming pool among a complex of high-rise residential buildings, accompanied by the humming of cicadas and air-conditioning units. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Tropical Storm 3 minutes, 17 seconds "Tropical Storm"

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TROPICAL STORM
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The daily tropical storm, here with some particularly fierce thunderbolts, recorded at Central Market. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Numa Numa 1 minutes, 29 seconds "Numa Numa"

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NUMA NUMA
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The song Dragostea Din Tei (also known as the Numa Numa song) by Moldovan one-hit wonder O-Zone was a summer hit in Europe in 2003-04 and then took East Asia by storm in 2006. For some time, it was virtually impossible to leave the house without hearing the song blaring from some speakers somewhere. Two years later, at RueiFeng night market in Kaohsiung, the spectre of the tune lingers on in ghastly, disfigured 4-bit beeps seeping out of a row of arcade machines like putrid toxic sludge. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Childhood Photos 2 minutes, 22 seconds "Childhood Photos"

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CHILDHOOD PHOTOS
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Mum and auntie are posing for photos with their children on Chichin island. It takes a few attempts to get the perfect shot. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Railyard Workshop 2 minutes, 17 seconds "Railyard Workshop"

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RAILYARD WORKSHOP
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Workers throwing bits of metal about in a railyard in Yangjiaping, train horns and swallows creating a musical backdrop. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.