Sound Sphere by Erin Beck

A spherical data visualization of sound

COURSE: ART 448: Coding for Graphic Design

MEDIUM: Data Visualization; Digital Illustration

Sound Sphere was created using the Sound Library in Processing which is the basic programming language for artists and designers, created by Ben Fry and Casey Reas. It takes real-time sound and incorporates it into the amplitude of the circles. The louder the input sound, the larger the amplitude.

Sound Sphere is a conceptual drawing that incorporates sound to explore the relationship between sound and image. I wanted to have viewer interaction incorporated into the piece by having the work react to real-time sound, creating more engagement with the audience. Audience members are able to interact with the work by making sound, therefore creating their own works of art.