Sound Concentration Map

 

Sound Concentration Map

Student Artist: Mei-Ling Mirow
Course: Data Visualization with Lucy HG Solomon
Sustainability Focus: noise polution
Data Source: Self observation
Media: various colored string, wood stick, colored paper

Sound Concentration Map depicts the different areas on campus that have the most sound pollution and the places on campus that have very minimal sound pollution. This project can help someone find different parts of campus that may be best for studying, depending on what kind of environment works best for them.

The first steps I took were to figure out how sound and noise play a part in a student’s life. I went around the campus and observed how the noises I was hearing in different areas of the campus affected me as I attempted to concentrate.

I made a large-scale version with colorful string on a bamboo stick to represent my project and then I created a miniature version that replicates the larger one. I had many ideas leading up to this construction on how to represent sound, and at the end I decided that I wanted something simple that people could look at and at first glance they could become fascinated and then read more about.