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Visualization of Sounds: Improving the Listening Experience Through Digital Visualization

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posted on 2023-05-25, 14:13 authored by Maeliss E. Usher


In this project we will observe the persuasiveness of visualization when pertaining to audio data. Specifically, we look at instrumental music composition and observe how visualization can facilitate the communication of a music-maker's state of mind. We first examine, through a research process, how visualization can facilitate the processing of information. Then, steps are taken using data bending and digital data visualization techniques – with minimal creative input – to generate animated visuals from the audio data. Finally, the digital visualizations are introduced to participants via a survey to measure how effective these visualizations were at translating intentionality. 





  • Master of Digital Media


  • Digital Media

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Namir Ahmed