Hearing the Sound of Light

It’s August and many students are returning to school. I wrote this short post to share the work of my colleagues.

Hearing the Sound of Light  is a conversational post that introduces sonification, the process of using sound to explore data. In this example, the data of interest is changes in the brightness of stars. This post appeared on the Paths to Technology blog.

Paths to Technology is sponsored by the Perkins School for the blind.

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Hearing the Light

My colleagues at the SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE  in Baltimore are doing great work on sonification (representing data with sound). They developed a program that adds an audio component to graphs of data.

Watch this presentation  Hearing The Light on YouTube for more details.

Then listen to this podcast to hear their reflections working on this project during the pandemic.

I will be writing more about sonification in the future. Stay tuned.