CIID, Design playground

Skills upgrade : Data Visualization

A 2 Week programme on Data visualization taught by Jørgen Skogmo and Marcin Ignac.

Project done by myself.

What does the world look like since Voyager left us:

Its been 33 years since Voyager-1 left planet earth. It was not only sent into space as a scientific probe, but also as a ‘Message in a bottle’ to extraterrestrial beings who might come across the probe. The message was that Humans exist in this planet they call earth and to describe it a ‘golden record’ was sent ,which contained a number of sounds, scenes and music portraying what the earth looked/sounded like in 1977.

What if voyager is intercepted today?  If extraterrestrials do intercept the probe , can they recognize earth from the data sent , is the question which compelled me to make this visualization.
The images and sounds sent are a starting point for all the comparisons seen in the visualization. For example ,Whale sounds were sent along with a fishing scene on the golden record, so I tried to compare the population of blue whales to the increase in fishery production since 1977.
Similar comparisons were made inspired by other images and sounds, such as :
Does the earth look the same? Does it have the same percentage of carbon-di-oxide on it?
Does it have the same green cover? Are children living to be healthier or weaker? What is the situation with the population ?

It is obvious today that the situation on planet earth is way different when compared to 1977 , and this Data Visualization tries to show the progress of man compared to the digress of the environment , along the path and time taken by Voyager since its launch.

Many thanks to Jorgen and Marcin , for sharing their knowledge and tremendous enthusiasm about the subject with all of us in class.

Close-up : Voyager’s movement and visualization of Building heights vs Green cover

Whales vs fishing & Population & child mortality vs CO2 content in the atmosphere

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