Sonifying Dirty Data with a Raspberry Pi

I recently created a project using my Raspberry Pi mini computer that explores visualizations of documents run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Visit the project repository on GitHub and view the project in action. A lot of OCR focuses on, surprise, visuality. This project, then, is an attempt to sonify dirty data. Digital Humanists are no strangers […]

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Soundscapes of Carleton Construction

The following map is my final project for my Digital Humanities course work. This interactive map is a simple soundscape of construction at Carleton University from the mid 2000s to the present day. The sounds of construction constitute a large aspect of my experience at Carleton. From library construction, parking garages, residences, etc. Carleton students […]

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Ubiquity in Life Magazine

A simple quote from Henry Lefebvre: “Clever images of the everyday are inserted on a day-to-day basis, images that can make the ugly beautiful, the empty full, the sordid elevated—and the hideous ‘fascinating.’” In this quote, Lefebvre discusses the ubiquity of certain images that appear as natural to us. Take, for instance, the iconic Earthrise […]

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A Mote of Dust

On December 24, 1968, the American astronaut William Anders photographed earth as his lunar module orbited the moon. The earth sits suspended in a deep dark background as it appears to rise above the crest of the moon, layering the bottom of the photograph. ‘Earthrise’, as it was soon called, quickly became famous. The photograph was, and remains, […]

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Behold the Hundred Universes

“The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.” – Marcel Proust, […]

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