With inspiration from Listen To Wikipedia, Brian Eno’s ambient works, and Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV - safecast.live uses the real time data stream coming in from Safecast’s global network of environmental sensors to trigger a random and ever evolving anti-pattern of audio samples.
Using hand held mobile sensors, in the 10 years since the 3/11 earthquake and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi the non-profit organization Safecast has built the largest collection of background radiation measurements ever assembled and placed them entirely into the public domain. Over the last few years a growing network of Safecast designed and maintained sensors have begun to send in live radiation readings from around the world.
Marking the 10 year anniversary of Safecast, Blues Wireless has designed a fleet of air quality sensors that will do the same, sending open data into Safecast’s system to be freely published out to the world. You are listening to that data stream right now, radiation measurements trigger some samples, air quality measurements trigger others. As these measurements are an ever changing random stream, so will this audio constantly evolve.
KETHER CORTEX — Design, Development
RAY OZZIE — Development, concept
SEAN BONNER — Audio Editing, Concept
EVEGENIY KAPTAN — Development, Prototyping
NINE INCH NAILS — Ghosts I-IV samples, used under CC
HAINBACH — Michelsonne toy piano samples, used under CC
SAMPLES FROM MARS — Polivox synthesizer samples
SEAN BONNER — Buchla music easel samples