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Streaming sonfication of seismic data

The sonification of 184 days of seismic data recorded on a Greenland glacier is now available as an audio stream.

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Sonification of a glacier lake outburst flood.

Inspired by the absolute silence, that I experienced standing in a snow-pit on a glacier in Greenland, I started to turn silence into sound.

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I have restructured the arts subsite.

The arts subsite is my primary presentation medium for my visual arts projects. I have restructured it for a better user experience and a manageable codebase.

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Quick contribution to a skateable sculpture.

My current work in conserving Skatespots using structure-from-motion/multi-view-stereo methods resulted in an unexpected support of a friend's project.

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20 stations have been added to the MSS network.

With some major effort of Ewald Brückl and Peter Carniel, the MSS network has been extended by 20 stations. It now consists of 45 stations sending seismic data in near real-time.

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Planning to work on my sonification ideas.

I'm going to attend this years Schmiede festival in Hallein. I'm planning to work on a sound installation using seismic recordings and accoustic field recordings.

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Focusing on projects originating from true interests and feelings.

I have started many so-called side projects in the past. All of them were based on long-term interests and the feeling, that I just have to do them, not knowing exactly why. Unfortunately side projects most likely get interrupted by other things and remain unfinished or just as an idea. This year it's time to stop the interruption, step aside and resume all those lost ideas. Reset.

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Further extension of the MSS network funded by the government of lower Austria.

The government of Lower Austria granted the funding for a one-year project to extend the MSS network with 25 more stations and to improve the near-real time data transmission and visualization.

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Bringing my photography into a new context

It took me a long time to figure out the connections between my photography and my geoscientific work. In the past the two have run in parallel, seeming to cover very different topics. Now i have found the intersection: the vague term of the anthropocene.

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Ruwai se - the second edition

We have learnt a lot from the deployment of the Ruwai recorders within the SeisRockHt project. The new prototype, the Ruwai se, is an improved version including major software fixes and a better usability in the field.