The Migration Blues project aims to convert Australian Bureau of Statistics data into a visual and audio format, i.e. to represent numbers by color and notes. Senses were developed earlier than analytical abilities during the evolution process. As such, the communication with humans via senses is more productive than through the logic. Music and colors are synchronised, i.e. the solution affects two human perception channels - sight and hearing producing the sinergetic outcome.
Welcome to the Migration Blues project for the 2018 GovHack competition. The team is based in Lauceston and worked out of the Enterprize Startup space.
Our project is about representing data in an audible and visual format. This project took data from the ABS, namely interstate migration data and then apply some programming algorithms to convert that data into music.
This was combined with some backing music that was composed especially for the event to create a different type of experience.
The music has been uploaded to our website. The website responds visually to the music to create a multi-sensory experince of the data. Now we no longer have to waide through columns of number we can EXPERIENCE the data.
The original dataset we take from http://stat.data.abs.gov.au/
“Interstate Migration by States and Territories of Arrival and Departure by Sex” is our key dataset.
In addition, we used Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database the to acknowledge the respect to original newcomers to Tasmania (http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8).
Evidence of Work
Interstate Migration by States and Territories of Arrival and Departure by Sex
Description of Use: The data conversion into music and color ranges.
Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database
Description of Use: To acknowledge the respect to original newcomers (migrants) to Tasmania.
Check back here once the first checkpoint passes to see the challenges this team has entered.