Chris Ireland

Turning Data into Art

Below are images made in Processing using data collected in Snowmass,  Colorado while attending the workshop “Creating Art from Data” at the Anderson Ranch Art Center.  The below data was collected using sound and light sensors constructed from Arduino Board microcontrollers.

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The above image is a data visualization of sound data collected at the Snowmass Mall from 2pm to 3 pm on July 28th, 2015.

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The above image here is a data visualization of sound data (center) with light data (outer circle) collected at the Snowmass Mall from 2pm to 3 pm on July 28th, 2015.

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The above image is a data visualization of sound data collected at the Snowmass Mall from 2pm to 3 pm on July 28th, 2015.  The image is to be read left to right, with light boxes indicating little sound and the blue boxes indicating spikes in sound.

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Throughout the week we used the source data to create abstract works while learning the Java programming framework used in Processing.

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The above image was created with light data from my parents home in August of 2015, combined with imagery from my mother’s archives.