Acoustic Turbulence is an interactive data visualization depicting underwater noise generated from large marine vessels. Photographic elements are animated to create cinematic scenes of ships passing through the Salish Sea. Below the ocean surface viewers experience visceral sounds and gestural visualizations of anthropogenic noise pollution. Viewers choose between these divided realms, traversing the separation of our visually oriented perception and the acoustic experience of marine organisms. Acoustic Turbulence presents a gestural presentation of scientific data that is otherwise not experienced, fostering empathetic understanding of acoustic impacts to marine life.
Data Source: Ocean Networks Canada