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[Colloquium] Listening to the Earth

February 12, 2009

  • Date: Thursday, Feburary 12th, 2009 
  • Time: 11 am — 12:15 pm 
  • Place: ME 218

Andrea Polli 
Director, Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media (IFDM) UNM

Abstract: As has been seen in recent Hurricane disasters, many lives can depend on the interpretation of global information. Developing a language or series of languages for communicating this mass of data must evolve, and part of that evolution must include the work of artists.

The interpretation and presentation of data using sound is part of a growing movement in what is called data sonification. Like its more popular counterpart, data visualization, sonification transforms data in an attempt to communicate meaning.

Andrea Polli presents her sonification research interpreting actual and simulated data that describe local and global climates.



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