Audio Display Prototype: 2015 Axial Seamount Eruption
Based on data sonifications I made for the 2015 Axial Seamount Eruption Data Nugget, I mocked up an audio display prototype, which I have included below. The audio display has three tracks that roughly span four minutes in length. I included the graph of the 35 days of bottom pressure sensor data alongside a playlist of the audio files. The audio display material consists of a narrator, five sonifications, and a few earcons embedded within the sonification mix. To additionally mock up the sound of natural environment bed tracks, I have six audio files in the playlist. Tracks 1 - 3 contain the sound of waves as a bed track under the narrator. Tracks 4 - 6 are the same audio display but without an environmental bed track under the narrator.
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Smith, Leslie M., Lori Garzio. "2015 Axial Seamount Eruption." Data Nuggets. Ocean Data Labs. 2020. https://datalab.marine.rutgers.edu/data-nuggets/axial-eruption/
Siu, Alexa, Gene S-H Kim, Sile O’Modhrain, and Sean Follmer. “Supporting Accessible Data Visualization Through Audio Data Narratives.” In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1–19. New Orleans LA USA: ACM, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1145/3491102.3517678.
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by Jon Bellona