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  • This is what data sounds like

    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.

This is what data sounds like

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. Nelson dnelson@mcclatchy.com