Data Sonification – Sound of the Sun

Robert Alexander has been converting different sources of static, numeral data into his musical workflow to create data-driven art. A “data sonification specialist”, he explores the the space between art, science, and technology. During a time period he spent working with Nasa, he noticed a unique hum in the solar sonification he’d created. This made him realize that sound can help humans detect carbon levels, which are in turn useful for measuring the actual temperatures of solar flares.

His work is very creative, especially with NASA’s solar footage as the video, and the full article is very interesting as well.

Both can be found here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/what-does-the-sun-sound-like/267414/