A different perspective on something so difficult to comprehend. Many thoughts devoted to Japan this week.
Also, I know people are posting links everywhere, but there can never be too many in this case. Paypal has a really easy way to donate, just click a button here: paypal donations. Otherwise, there are great links on Facebook and other pages. Here’s a bunch on Yahoo!
Listen to the Japan earthquakes.
According to Dangerous Minds, this is what they sounded like:
“Audio sonification of the incredible seismic activity off the coast of Honshu, Japan - Friday March 11th. Tectonic is a realtime seismic analysis and sound synthesis system. Sound is created in realtime by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Symbolic Sound’s Kyma processes earthquake data that is translated into sound synthesis parameters.”
The harmonic, rhythmic shifts are especially haunting/scary at 1:20, 1:50, 3:00, and 5:20.