Blog Archive

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Streaming sonfication of seismic data › Glacioburst Sounds Audiostream
The sonification of 184 days of seismic data recorded on a Greenland glacier is now available as an audio stream. Read More ›

Sonification of a glacier lake outburst flood. › Listen to Seismic Noise
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. Read More ›

I have restructured the arts subsite. › Observe Restructured
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. Read More ›

Quick contribution to a skateable sculpture. › Ride the Dragon
My current work in conserving Skatespots using structure-from-motion/multi-view-stereo methods resulted in an unexpected support of a friend's project. Read More ›

20 stations have been added to the MSS network. › MSS network extended
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. Read More ›

Planning to work on my sonification ideas. › See you at Schmiede 2019
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. Read More ›

Focusing on projects originating from true interests and feelings. › Reset for new approaches
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. Read More ›

Further extension of the MSS network funded by the government of lower Austria. › Funding for MSS granted
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. Read More ›

Bringing my photography into a new context › Flickering in the anthropocene
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. Read More ›

Ruwai se - the second edition › Ruwai se
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. Read More ›

Data flow from Reftek recorders to seedlink server is working › TuSeisNet data is flowing
The first major task of the TuSeisNet near real-time data flow reorganization is working. The data finds its way from the Reftek recorders to a seedlink server. Read More ›

Logo based on seismic data › Generative logo
I'm using realtime seismic data to generate the logo of the company. The shape is computed using the amplitude and frequency information. The color reflects the largest magnitude of the recent earthquakes. Read More ›

First permanent installation › Ruwai set free
Last week we installed two Ruwai data recorders at two field sites. One in a gallery at the foot of mount Hoher Sonnblick and another one at the top of mount Kitzsteinhorn. I’m curious if the data recorders behave as reliable as they did in the lab. Read More ›

Makerfaire Vienna and EGU General Assembly › Conference week
The next week is going to be exciting. I will take part at two conferences in Vienna. Read More ›

GPS timestamping works › Ruwai in sync
One very important feature of a seismograph is the timestamping of the sampled data to an absolute time reference. The most important a global time reference is the GPS time and I'm using it to correctly timestamp the samples of the Ruwai data recorder. A test with another seismic data recorder of a different type shows that it is working. Read More ›

Ars Electronica 2015 › Future Innovators Summit
Within the framework of a cooperation between NetIdee and Ars Electronica 2015, I got invited to the Future Innovators Summit. In this program, several people with diverse backgrounds meet to discuss future problems and search for possible solutions. Read More ›

computed with free software › Solar irradiance
Relying on solar power supply at the foot of a north face requires proper location planning. Read More ›

Sonnblick Observatory borehole seismometer › Seismometer installation
We started the installation of the seismic monitoring network at the Sonnblick Observatory. Read More ›

Learning by doing › GPS Timing Shield assembled
I started with the first small series of GPS Timing Shield PCBs. After resolving some problems it worked fine. Read More ›

DIY assembly › Power Supply Shields
I started with the assembly of a small series of Ruwai. I chose the Power Supply shield to start because it doesn't contain too many SMD components. Perfect to start learning. Read More ›

Exciting milestone. › First self-built Ruwai
It was the first time, that I connected to a completely self-built Ruwai data recorder. Read More ›