What is the sound of income inequality, air pollution, or refugee migration over time? When is music the most appropriate medium for data visualization?
In this talk, artist & computer scientist Brian Foo will share how he produced music using public datasets. Hell explore the opportunities, challenges, & conflicts that arise when a data scientist can use music to manipulate how a listener feels about a dataset. Brian will also speak to other aspects of his work that use time & immersive media such as coloring books, dinnerware, & the lights in his apartment to create slow but meaningful data visualizations.
Brian Foo is a Data Visualization Artist at the American Museum of Natural History where he designs interactive exhibits using scientific data & research. He most recently designed a permanent exhibit about climate change in the Museum's Hall of Planet Earth using open data. His personal work uses data to create music, objects, & physical spaces, & has been featured in Information is Beautiful, NPR, & the Museum of Art & Design.
- Pizza & socializing begins @ 6:45
- Talk begins @ 7:00 followed by Q&A
- A little extra socializing after the event