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Ma: A Web-Based Transtheistic Choir / Website

Ma: A Web-Based Transtheistic Choir

“Ma” is a web-based gathering space for a worldwide choir to sing together. Participants sing the word “ma” (the phonetic root of the word for “mother” in virtually every language on earth, which linguists believe is the first sound a baby learns how to vocalize) into their computer microphone, and listen as fellow participants around the world do the same. This facilitates the group cohesion brought on by singing together (a feature common to nearly all religions) without the need to separate believers from unbelievers. “Ma” focuses on what we all share: everyone has a mother, everyone has a voice, and everyone is welcome to join the choir.

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ITP NYU

ITP NYU
New York, United States

Max Horwich,
ITP NYU