TwoTone: an easy introduction to sonification

Last week, An online sonification tool called Twotone, developed by Datavized Technologies¬†and supported by Google News Initiative, was launched. It is an excellent and easy introduction to sonification: Continue reading “TwoTone: an easy introduction to sonification”

N.A.G. (Network Auralization for Gnutella)

N.A.G. was an application that used data from the Gnutella peer-to-peer network. The user would enter search words and the application would start looking for mp3 files matching those keywords. Due to the nature of Gnutella, a mp3 file is downloaded in fragments. These fragments form the core of the musical result: Instead of mapping data, the sound files themselves are transformed based on various parameters that can be set interactively by the user. The downloaded fragments are played back at a speed depending on the available bandwidth. Continue reading “N.A.G. (Network Auralization for Gnutella)”

Tweetscapes: sonifying Germany’s twitterscape

Continuing on the previous post, Tweetscapes takes on Twitter as well. However, there are notable differences. While Twinthesis can be used as an instrument and offers a few interaction possibilities, Tweetscapes is meant to be listened to, experienced without any direct possible interaction. However, the tweetscapes soundscape has been used as a base for improvisation in live music. Continue reading “Tweetscapes: sonifying Germany’s twitterscape”