Mark Ballora: The Sounds of Science
Mark Ballora will be discussing his work in sonification of scientific datasets that he has created for the educational science production Rhythms of the Universe
Mar 30, 2012
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||35 W 4th St Room 610 New York, NY 10003|
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Mark Ballora will be discussing his work in sonification of scientific datasets that he has created for the educational science production Rhythms of the Universe, produced by percussionist/ethnomusicologist Mickey Hart and astrophysicist George Smoot. Examples will be played and approached discussed for sonifying information from theorized gravitational waves from black holes, the planets of our solar system, pulsars, cosmic microwave background radiation, earthquakes, and the motion of the Golden Gate Bridge. Time permitting, examples will also be played from work commissioned by the Raytheon Corporation that renders information from stock prices and twitter keywords.
Mark Ballora is associate professor of music technology at Penn State University, and an alumnus of NYU's music technology and composition programs.