Most research data are conveyed visually through graphs, tables, or images. However, in recent years, converting visual data into auditory data has emerged as a unique adjunctive means to convey information. This process is called sonification and can increase access to information to those with visual impairments. The most visible use of this process has been in the astrological field.
Catchy headlines, such as “What does a blackhole sound like?”, have popped up on social media sites. However, the emerging field of sonification is expanding, and researchers from many fields are contributing to a newly developed archive. The archive is an eclectic mix of disciplines with one thing in common, contributors are translating their findings into soundscapes.
Data Sonification Archive. https://sonification.design (accessed December 2, 2022).
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