Leoni Fischer


Data is omnipresent. They constantly surround us and actively influence our environment.

As we continue to produce new amounts of data, the question of an intuitive, legible way of

visualizing data becomes more and more of a focus.


↓ Trommelwirbel


TRDM is a network for monitoring radiation exposure rates from the Tihange and Doel

nuclear reactors in Belgium. The dataset creates regular updates from sensors placed

at different locations all around the region. A dark unsteady drum roll as output of the

installation is created by the sensor data in realtime, while any variation is shown

through a change in the beat frequency thus reflecting the omnipresent threat through

atomic radiation exposure.


→  Showcased at „DIS2020“ Conference, Eindhoven, NL 

→  Conference Paper: Drum Roll: A Data Physicalization of Real-Time Radiation Sensor Readings

→ Bauhaus Essentials Award 2018

Supervised by: Prof. Eva Hornecker,  Hannes Waldschütz

→ Supported by: TDRM Tihange Doel Radiation Monitoring Network

→ Special Thanks to Musik Gillhaus GmbH


Team: Anas Alnayef, He Ren, Sujay Shalawadi, Pauline Temme

Pictures:  Michael Braun, Leoni Fischer