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Tina Jupiter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Communications Science and Disorders

Guggenheim Project Features St. John’s Professor

Tina Jupiter, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Communications Science and Disorders at St. John’s University will be a key participant in the Guggenheim Museum’s ongoing Exhibition Series stillspotting nyc.

Stillspotting nyc. is a two-year multidisciplinary project that brings the Guggenheim Museum’s programming to various New York City communities. For stillspotting nyc:Bronx, Dr. Jupiter, along with Charlie Todd and Tyler Walker of Improv Everywhere present Audiogram, a sixty-five minute experiential and theatrical hearing test designed for residents of the South Bronx. Audiogram will be offered the weekend of October 13 and 14 and will begin from a stillspotting nyc kiosk located in the lobby of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The stillspotting nyc project examines how the effects of urban noise on our hearing can be measured more creatively.

An audiogram, a test in which people are asked to raise their hand or press a button when detecting a range of tones of specific frequency and intensity is used to measure hearing. Dr. Jupiter, along with Audiogram, Improv Everywhere, a New York City- based prank collective that creates scenes in public places, will unveil a unique interpretation of the conventional audiogram through an experience that connects humor with the element of surprise.

Dr. Jupiter, an acknowledged expert in the field, is enthusiastic about this new and dramatic approach to hearing measurement and sound awareness. “I believe this is a great opportunity to address hearing issues in an imaginative, real world setting. I’m looking forward to what my students and I will learn from this and how it may positively impact the way I approach my professional research and practice”, she said.