Mark Ballora, professor of music technology at Penn State, is a fan of sonification. Sonification is a data set represented as sound. Unlike most people, he tries to get people to listen to data like they listen to music and blur the line between science and art. To do so, he maps tropical storms using lifelike sound effects in addition to conventional visuals to recreate the life of a storm.
Daniel A. Nelsondnelson@mcclatchy.com
This is what data sounds like
Local musician brings holiday tune to annual light show
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An exclusive look at the making of the 2017 Palmer Ornament
A woman caught a thieving squirrel red-handed as it repeatedly stole treats in a basket intended for delivery workers. Michele Boudreaux says she puts treats in a basket outside her New Jersey home for delivery workers each year during the holiday season.
Penn State safety Marcus Allen said he felt bad about the loss of safety Troy Apke for the first half against Maryland after a targeting penalty against Nebraska. He promised to play his heart out for his fellow safety.