Sonic Bites: Crystalline Unclear
Cryptic presents the tenth in our sensory series of audiovisual appetisers broadcast at 13.00 GMT (and available for 24 hours) on the second and fourth Thursday of every month to offer you a welcome lunchtime escape from emails and online meetings. Down tools and indulge in some digital delights to invigorate and inspire for the afternoon ahead.
Time to take your lunch break and savour a Sonic Bite… on Thu 25 February
Crystallography is the process of shining a light through a crystalline material to reveal qualities of its inner structure through its diffraction pattern. Here, Kin sonifies diffraction data from a piece of quartz – a key substance within the electronics industry since the 1930s – creating an earthly experience of something that usually appears static to human perception and places this in relation to processes of machine learning, asking us to reflect on what we choose to see as part of a pattern, and what lies discarded on the outside.