Watching The Sounds Of Electromagnetic Storms

Created by art duo of Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, collectively known as Semiconductor, 20 Hz is a visualization of electromagnetic storms occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere as it is buffeted by solar winds. The data was gathered by the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, making this an interpretation of an interpretation. The film itself is mesmerizing, the warbles and chirps causing intricate patterns to dance and echo across the screen — alien sounds come down from the cosmos and made visible.

Via The Fox Is Black

One Response to “Watching The Sounds Of Electromagnetic Storms”

  1. Jeffrey Wengrofsky Says:

    I wonder what the sky over NYC would sound like today. It’s been raining hard and now we have intense snowstorms…..
    Thanks for this post. It’s interesting how things like invisible energy fields, visible light, and sound waves can be translated into each other. Relativity !!