The Opposite of Forecasting
July 18, 2018 4:16 PM   Subscribe

The Opposite of Forecasting
Using real time weather data collected in Austin, TX, I've created a piece of music that streams online.

The weather station is located at Emma Long Park, in Austin, TX. It sends data to Ambient Weather, which I pull using a simple python script onto a Raspberry Pi. The Pi then loads the data into a music programming language called SuperCollider. This makes decisions about what music is then played.

There's a whole lot more information on the website, but I think the best way to experience it is by listening to it for a short bit during a few different times of the day.
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posted by lownote (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by moonmilk on July 19, 2018: Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain

Oh, this is great.
posted by cortex at 4:17 PM on July 18


Super nice!

The percussion reminds me of friendly little Young Marble Giants songs.
posted by moonmilk at 4:57 PM on July 19


this is so, so good. I’m really curious about how the sound will change- it would be really cool if it was possible to switch between weather stations.
posted by velebita at 12:19 PM on July 20


Thanks all!

@velebita - I would like to in the future install some more weather stations and set up broadcasts for those locations. That's very much a long term goal, though!
posted by lownote at 5:04 PM on July 20


I really enjoy this. I think a mate of mine might really love it too. Thanks
posted by AnhydrousLove at 10:54 AM on August 2


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