Invisible Sounds

Exploring Representations of Space and Sound in Data-Driven Art

This project is an artistic investigation of information and metadata used in sound-based social media. Using the SoundCloud API and Python scripts, a MySQL database was populated with user-created metadata about songs. The final project arranges the results of database queries of user-generated tags and visual representation files of sounds. Images and subject tags were published in a physical book, the structure and subject of which were inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.