Visualizing Birdsongs

Video of the Month

What do you get if you cross a bird with a computer?E-Tabs Owl

One answer is our little data viz owl you may have seen about our website.

Another would be the video below.

It comes from Andy Thomas, a mixed media artist from Australia, who recorded the bird calls of a number of a number of native Australian birds and channelled those recordings into a computer to activate ‘particle effect’ visualizations of the sounds. The result is a rather chaotically beautiful, yet relaxing, video-piece. Anyting that combines data visualizations and animals is a win in our book….obviously.

The video can be seen on And Thomas’ Vimeo channel here.

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