Nuclear Bombs As Music: An Experiment In Data Sonification

Nuclear Bombs As Music: An Experiment In Data Sonification
Gaming & Play

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto data sonifies testing data from 1945-1998.

Lisa Baldini
  • 11 august 2010

Data visualization often offers a more powerful narrative than text. However, data visualizing has its limits when the focus is less on measuring static data and more about measuring via a series of events; this is where Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto begins with his attempt at data sonifying thermonuclear testing from 1945-1998.

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