Research Fellow Andrew Blanton has developed a device for interaction with data.
Using the iPad, we can wirelessly move sound in 360 degree space. Andrew has built software that connects to the iPad wirelessly and communicates the orientation of the device. This orientation is then mapped to ambisonic sound spatialization and the user is then able to place the sound in three dimensional space.
The sound is sonification of data collected from a telescope in Antarctica. The sound files have two sounds, the low sound created by Andrew is a slit scanning process of the chart of visible light and slowed down to a fraction of the original sampled data. The second high pitch was created by Scot Gresham-Lancaster by using the raw binary data and extracting that data as a wav file.
Listen to the resulting sound: