Molecule Tunes


As part of the Carbon Futures research project, sound designer Sean Clarke developed a 10 minute soundscape which showcases how a carbon-based material would sound like on an atomic level. Using a scanning electron microscope (S.E.M.) at Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab, he was able to image samples of graphite at enormous magnifications, which he then developed into sounds by using the process of sonification. This process translates an image’s luminosity values into a variety of tones which can later be composed into melodic tunes. 


Sound Design
Sonification Collaborator
Research Collaborator