An extension of the original Oceanic “Datanimism”, this experiment brought the idea into VR.

The A-Frame web framework was used to create the visuals. The music was created with Tone.js. Audio samples under a creative commons license were found on Freesound.

The global mean sea level rise from 1880 to 2020 was sonified with the data from here.

A HUGE thanks to the Canada Arts Council for supporting this creative research project.

Plug in a VR headset to experience this piece as it’s meant to be by checking out the live version here. (But you can also view it on Chrome without a headset)

And the code for this project can be found in this GitHub repo.