37 Years in Space OST

Gerrit Rietveld reissued, a virtual reality gender swap, NASA in art and more in our weekly look at the web

While infographics can show the patterns hidden in large, complex amounts of data, the speeding paths of cosmic particles, however, aren’t so easy to visualize. Instead, Domenico Vicinanza of European high-speed data network Géant translated the data sent back from NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts into music. The resulting five-minute piece sounds like a hybrid between a Phillip Glass opera and an American Express commercial, but data sonification isn’t just for giggles—in this case, changes, trends and peaks hidden in the information content were much easier to listen out for than to see.