Art From the Ruins

Earthquake Aftermath - Photo by Richard Walker (CCBY)

Well, not quite art. It’s a rather simple conversion of raw scientific data into music. But boy is it effective in making the data more comprehensible, more emotional.

Tim Prebble set about converting the numerical information describing the magnitude of the recent Christchurch earthquake and subsequent aftershocks into musical form. Check out the fascinating results here. They really help to put the sheer frequency of aftershocks in perspective.


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