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Seeking “The Sound of All Human Knowledge”

“Sound helps shape our perception and how we learn about the world around us.” That statement from Wikimedia frames their search for a sound logo to identify content from all of their projects, including Wikipedia, when visuals are not an option, such as when a virtual voice assistant responds to inquiries. This universal statement could also apply to accessibility for individuals living with vision loss. Some sounds are easy to identify, like a rocket launch or waves crashing against the shore. The Wikimedia Foundation has organized an open contest, inviting “the world” to create “The Sound of All Human Knowledge,” which they state will aid in communicating what “the Wikimedia movement stands for – trustworthy, reliable, open, and accessible knowledge for all.” Submissions may be sent in until October 10, 2022. Learn more about the contest requirements, the concept behind it, or submit a unique sound by visiting the The Sound of All Human Knowledge webpage commanding “Hey, computer…what is the sound of all human knowledge?”