Lucky Island by University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
A real-time data sonification
Outside of our visible spectrum of light there is a very big area of electromagnetic radiation. Scientifically it is light as well, as it consists of photons. The most dangerous part for the human being: gamma rays. They are characterised by a very small wave length and permeate almost all materials on earth. We cannot see them and generally only notice them when they are linked to radioactivity; when we deal with the consequences of atomic bombs and nuclear power plants.
In this project I don't want to downplay the dramatic effects of being exposed to this radiation but I want to show relations to better understand it. Therefore, I use the principle of sonification in order to make live measurements of sensors in Japan “audible” and tangible.
Credits for data: safecast.org