Data visualization is an art and a science data as far back as astral maps drawn in the Pleistocene in the Lascaux caves in France. Data sonification is a relatively new concept which leverages human perception to make connections to larger concepts. DS421 students Hal Gordon, Kate Pennington, and Valeri Vasquez decided to take on the challenge of communicating the magnitude of increasing temperatures and carbon dioxide – with sound. Collaborating with KQED journalists, climate scientist Inez Fung, and composer Chris Chafe to transform 1,200 years of climate data into sound. Their work was featured on KQED Science.
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