Winner of the Spaced-Out Music Challenge at MTF Stockholm 2018, sponsored by SNSA and ESA
A collaboration between Gawain Hewitt, Sabina Barcucci, Johnnie Hård, Luis Zayas and Malin Arvidsson
The TouchySpaceyDataThingy is a device for the sonification of data. Designed to provide a visceral interaction to compare data sets, it then presents them as an intuitive graphic interface and a musical instrument. While the instrument could be used to sonify any data, for this project we have specifically worked with satellite data from the ESA and SNSA API to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between the 3 cities we are from across the seasons, and also to compare two different environments. Data is presented on laser cut images that abstract the data, presenting as a cross between a piece of art and a cartridge for a games console.