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Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider by Marinos Koutsomichalis

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Visualizing and sonifying data

Numerical data is essentially arbitrary, having no explicit signification on its own unless we somehow contextualize them. For instance, consider the cardiac arrhythmia data that we downloaded in the previous chapter; we know that they are related to somebody's heart because we were told so; else there would be no way to tell for ourselves merely by probing them. By means of visualizing or sonifying data, we are explicitly controlling the specifics of its (re) contextualization, and hence, we need to be aware that it is largely upon our particular stratagem that data is granted meaningful. In this section, we will demonstrate how we can implement data-driven audiovisual systems.

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