Spider Cocoon Trees
While researching about the impact of trees, I came across a series of incredible pictures featured in National Geographic Magazine.
There is an interesting phenomenon called the spider cocoon trees. This was noted in Pakistan and Australia after major flooding there. The spiders fled up the trees and spread a cocoon of their webs, eventually suffocating & killing the trees. Although the pictures of this phenomenon are amazing to look at, it is just another creepy way in which trees are killed.
An indirect cause of deforestation.
The sound of Coronavirus
While researching for audio related to Covid-19, I came across something very interesting!
Someone found a way to record the sound of the novel coronavirus!
This is how the little monster sounds! Listen....
Creepy? Cool? Is this Art or Science?
#covid-19 #noisepollution #nasaspaceapps
Visual Soundscapes was inspired by many things.
Why not collect the acoustic data from before, during and after the pandemic, create a spectrogram that tracks the changes and turn that into art?
The second part of the idea:
Why not take all the satellite as well as terrain images of noise, air, light pollution from before and combine them with the images of their reduction and turn that into a composite artwork?
Why not use the things that went out of stock during the pandemic as materials for art?
Why do any of this?
Because they existed. Because it was true. And because we will forget.
#airpollution #noisepollution #deforestation #covid-19 #pandemic #earthhealing #earthsong #paintwithdata #nasaspaceapps
I was one of 15,000 participants from 150 countries that took part in NASA's Special Covid-19 Space Apps Virtual hackathon! This was also my very first hackathon! This website is mostly about that project, and not about me.