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Can You Absorb and Interpret Data Through Sounds (An Experiment)? It Turnes Out: Perhaps Not…

August 28, 2012

The conventional way to communicate data is to insert it into a graph. However humans do not only perceive through vision. We of course also utilize our other senses, for example hear things. So why not try to convey information using sounds.

This video let you hear “the sound of the Mexican economy” (annual GDP growth from 1961 to 2011). Sound speed is proportional to growth level.

The graph contains the same information for comparison.

Source: World Bank

Here the audio result is somewhat disappointing. But maybe the idea could be developed further. If you have done so, please let me know.

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