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Subtle Math Turns Songs of Whales Into Kaleidoscopic Images

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  • David Widman
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/01/science/01aqua.html?ref=science Subtle Math Turns Songs of Whales Into Kaleidoscopic Images What do whale songs and wavelets
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      http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/01/science/01aqua.html?ref=science

      Subtle Math Turns Songs of Whales Into Kaleidoscopic Images

      What do whale songs and wavelets have in common? Quite a bit, and the
      wavelets have nothing to do with water.

      Mark Fischer found a mathematical tool to translate the subtlety and
      nuance of whale and dolphin sounds into these mandala-like images.
      In a Northern California studio, Mark Fischer, an engineer by
      training, uses wavelets — a technique for processing digital signals —
      to transform the haunting calls of ocean mammals into movies that
      visually represent the songs and still images that look like
      electronic mandalas. (His art can be found at aguasonic.com.)
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