Data auralisation: Music is my train station

Alexander Chen is working on a project turning those train route maps you see all around the world into a musical instrument.

Watch the demo:

Conductor (Interactive instrument in progress) from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.

He has set them up so that the train schedules, and intersections determine the order the notes are played in, and how frequently, which is a pretty nifty piece of data visualisation, or perhaps actualisation, or auralisation…

Conductor (In progress demo) from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.