Dispatches Ep 01: The Sound of Science

Why environmental scientists are transforming big data into music

Sep 20, 2016
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Dispatches Ep 01: The Sound of Science

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Scientists are compiling huge amounts of data on the impact of global warming, but the story of that data often gets lost. Enter Nik Sawe, a researcher at Stanford who is transforming big data into music. Two parts science, one art, data sonification turns the numbers we tend to ignore into a very human story, and could potentially help scientists identify new trends and correlations that are easier to hear than to see.

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