Yellow cedars are dying in Alaska and researchers have turned the data showing their demise into music.
Using a technique called data sonification, data meticulously collected and pored over for years, is translated from numbers and charts into music. Please listen!
The piece has the potential to change how researchers and the public engage with data. Music based on data has the potential to reveal new patterns to scientists and get data out of the arcane language of empirical orthogonal functions, p-values and Kruskal-Wallis tests and into a language that everyone can understand.