Migration Blues

Project Info

Project Description


The Migration Blues project aims to convert Australian Bureau of Statistics data into a visual and audio format, i.e. to represent numbers by color and notes. Senses were developed earlier than analytical abilities during the evolution process. As such, the communication with humans via senses is more productive than through the logic. Music and colors are synchronised, i.e. the solution affects two human perception channels - sight and hearing producing the sinergetic outcome.
Welcome to the Migration Blues project for the 2018 GovHack competition. The team is based in Lauceston and worked out of the Enterprize Startup space.

Our project is about representing data in an audible and visual format. This project took data from the ABS, namely interstate migration data and then apply some programming algorithms to convert that data into music.

This was combined with some backing music that was composed especially for the event to create a different type of experience.

The music has been uploaded to our website. The website responds visually to the music to create a multi-sensory experince of the data. Now we no longer have to waide through columns of number we can EXPERIENCE the data.


Data Story


The original dataset we take from http://stat.data.abs.gov.au/
“Interstate Migration by States and Territories of Arrival and Departure by Sex” is our key dataset.
In addition, we used Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database the to acknowledge the respect to original newcomers to Tasmania (http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8).


Evidence of Work

Video

Homepage

Team DataSets

Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database

Description of Use: To acknowledge the respect to original newcomers (migrants) to Tasmania.

Data Set

Interstate Migration by States and Territories of Arrival and Departure by Sex

Description of Use: The data conversion into music and color ranges.

Data Set

Challenges

Bounty: Making open data more open.

How can open data be presented on search.data.gov.au to make it easier and friendlier to use? Does this mean making it more similar to using standard search engines, like Google, or something else entirely?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Best use of Tasmanian Heritage Data

How can we use datasets that focus on Tasmanian Heritage data to highlight Tasmania's

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

More than apps and maps: help government decide with data

How can we combine data to help government make their big and small decisions? Government makes decisions every day—with long term consequences such as the location of a school, or on a small scale such as the rostering of helpdesk staff.

Go to Challenge | 58 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Most Commercial Potential

How can we showcase Tasmanian Data, and create something that could go on to be Commercial success.

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Working Together

How can open government data to improve responsers' situational understanding and ability to plan their response, and share their information between agencies? How can sharing information between agencies be improved by different information presentation, allowing more informed decisions during domestic emergencies or national security events?

Go to Challenge | 20 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Most outstanding Tasmanian Benefit

How can we use data to benefit residents of the state.

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Best use of Tasmanian Spatial Data Challenge

How can we use a Tasmanian spatial data to improve Tasmanian residents lives on a daily basis.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Australians' stories

What meaningful ways can we tell the story about what it's like to be an Australian, and in what ways some Australians live very different lives than others? How can we make people more aware of the issues facing themselves and others as they go through life?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

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