Sound has been used for scientific investigation for many years; the stethoscope and the Geiger counter are just two examples. Sonification is a method of transforming data into sound. The listener can then explore the data sonically, which can reveal hidden structures and relationships not apparent through visualisation. This paper discusses the advantages of sonification and introduces the reader to techniques such as audification, parameter mapping and model based sonification. It provides case studies of astronomy-based sonification and concludes with a brief discussion of current work on the sonification of radio astronomy data as part of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Making visible the invisible: art, design and science in data visualisation - Huddersfield, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 Mar 2011 → 11 Mar 2011
https://www.interaction-design.org/event/making_visible_the_invisible_data_visualisation_in_art_design_and_science_collaborations (Link to conference website)
|Conference||Making visible the invisible: art, design and science in data visualisation|
|Period||10/03/11 → 11/03/11|
- parameter mapping
Lunn, P., & Hunt, A. (2011). Listening to the invisible: Sonification as a tool for astronomical discovery. 93-99. Paper presented at Making visible the invisible: art, design and science in data visualisation, Huddersfield, United Kingdom.