This post is the 3rd in a series of brief profiles of people who will be presenting their work at VOICES, a first-of-its-kind online conference on using music to teach STEM, on Sept. 27-28, 2017.
Judy Twedt is a graduate student in atmospheric science at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she works on atmosphere-ocean interactions under the guidance of fellow VOICES presenter Dargan Frierson. She has interned at the PNNL Marine Science Laboratory (Sequim, WA) and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Princeton,NJ). The title and abstract of Judy’s VOICES presentation are as follows:
MAKING MUSIC FROM DATA
Data sonification is the representation of data with sound. It can be the first step in data-driven music composition and song-writing, or can be used in information processing. In this workshop I’ll introduce the concept of data sonification, show examples of how we have used it to create engaging music and infosonics about climate science, and give a short tutorial on how to sonify a simple dataset using python and garage band.
Judy is one of over 40 people who will present their ideas, insights, and investigations at VOICES. To have full access to all presenters and their presentations, please register for the conference. It’s only $10!