How do you take years of scientific data showing climate change and make them easily accessible to the public? If you're University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford, you turn all that data into music.
Thermometer measurements show the average global temperature has risen about 1.4 °F (0.8 °C) since 1880. Typically, this warming is illustrated visually with line plots or maps showing year-by-year changes in annual temperatures. As an alternative, Crawford used an approach called data sonification to convert global temperature records into a series of musical notes.
The final result, A Song of Our Warming Planet, came about following a conversation Crawford had with geography professor Scott St. George during an internship. St. George asked Crawford about the possibility of turning a set of data into music.
Data visualizations are effective for some people, but they arent the best way to reach everyone, says St. George. Instead of giving people something to look at, Dans performance gives them something they can feel.
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