First attempts to sonify Covid-19 data

While medical researchers try to learn more about Covid-19, how to vaccinate against it and how to reduce its severity, data scientists are producing models of its spread, extracting information from repositories of medical research, or exploring data in different ways.

While looking at some of the graphs that have been published I thought I would try to apply my version of sonification. Here’s my first attempt, which converts daily new cases in China and the USA into notes sung by

If I get time I may extend this idea. Visual graphs don’t capture the horror of the rising curve, but a voice can. Stay tuned for the next update.

Author: Sandra Uitdenbogerd

Cross-disciplinary Computer Science academic with information retrieval origins and research interests in language acquisition, music, and user experience.

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