Socioacoustic is a project of sonifying social media events. In particular, I used Twitter’s streaming API to track specific hashtags which I then mapped to musical parameters. For this project, I mostly played the role of programmer and sound designer where I had to learn how to use Twitter’s API and then design the soundscape that the tweets will actively “play” in real-time.
The track below was one I created by tracking tweets about the Pluto flyby. It was added to a compilation album entitled, “New Horizons: Pluto Flyby Soundtracks.”
This idea was inspired by Jon Bellona’s #Carbonfeed, which is a beautifully fascinating work bringing awareness to the “environmental cost of online behavior.”