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Data Sounds

An interface snapshot of Data Sounds

This is 131 years of average temperature of Hong Kong put in sound, built as a hackathon project.

Every note you hear in this song represents the average temperature of a certain year in Hong Kong. The dataset, downloaded from daily extract of meteorological observations by Hong Kong Observatory, contains daily mean temperature data since 1885 to 2015, and based on this we calculated the annual average temperatures with Google Sheets. Due to warfares during 1940 to 1946, weather information in this period of time were not recorded, thus this part of data were missing.

Hearable data, or data auralization is also among the directions we are exploring to make data more friendly to audience.

Project website (Chinese) >>