Date

(MM/DD)

Time

(UTC -4:00)

AirT

(C)

Rh

(%)

DewP

(C)

Prec

(mm)

SlrR

(W/m2)

ParR

(umol/sm2)

NetR

(W/m2)

Bar

(mb)

Wspd

(m/s)

Wdir

(deg)

Gspd

(m/s)

S10TC

(C)

REALITY INSTRUMENT

Language is an elevated form of communication: it supervenes all other forms. With common words for common situations, we can talk about music and paintings, environmental and financial data, and so on. The reverse is difficult—try to use music to communicate about the environment and be understood.

But is language special? Is there something particular about it? Or, for accidental reasons, have we simply not developed alternatives?

The reality instrument is an effort to design a category theoretic framework for using music to communicate information.

You are listening to Prototype 1. Prototype 1 uses data gathered every 15 minutes from the Fisher Meteorological Station at the Harvard Forest and morphisms between these data to govern the sounds you hear. More soon.

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