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Sonification as a pathway to knowledge Public Deposited

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  • This paper explores the use of sonification, the conversion of data into sound, to convey the significance of SARS-COV-2 and its global impact. It emphasizes sonification as a valuable tool for making complex data accessible, particularly in high school education. Sonification, an interdisciplinary field, leverages the human auditory system's pattern recognition abilities and advances in computational technology to enhance data comprehension. Highlighting its benefits for individuals with disabilities, especially the visually impaired, the paper showcases the work of pioneers like Wanda Diaz, who have made scientific data more accessible through sonification. Additionally, sonification is presented as an art form that can deepen data understanding and promote healing and unity. In education, sonification is a powerful tool to engage students, particularly those struggling with traditional visual representations. The paper introduces a high school lesson plan that enables students to transform data into music using an online tool, aligning with educational standards and nurturing critical thinking and creativity. In conclusion, sonification offers a promising avenue for enhancing data communication, artistic expression, and education. It bridges the gap between science and art, opening new pathways to grasp the complexities of our world.
  • Keywords: Sonification, Education, COVID
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