The 3D Music Explorer

Next month I’m giving a talk at SXSW Interactive on using visualizations for discovering music.  In my talk I’ll be giving a number of demos of various types of visualizations used for music exploration and discovery.  One of the demos is an interactive 3D visualizer that I built a few years back.  The goal of this visualizer is to allow you to use 3D game mechanics to interact with your music collection.  Here’s a video

Hope to see you at the talk.

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  1. #1 by Rad Racer on February 1, 2011 - 12:00 am

    Great project. The video makes me wonder how this technology could be applied beyond the album level, like for choosing the songs and controlling playback. Maybe future album art will be custom visual 3-D data structures that double as a real-time interfaces for choosing songs within a 3-D enviroment like yours. To go along with the ipod nano 8G integrated holographic display.

  2. #2 by roymond on February 3, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    This is pretty but who would watch it more than once? I lost interest almost immediately. Like the cheesy WinAmp visualizations,how does this aid in the discovery process?

    Now, map icons to temporal ratings for each song, so that mellow ones are in the valleys, more edgy ones in the mountains, and ambient in the sky…allow someone to chart a course that takes you for a ride from here to there…starts to gets interesting.

    But more importantly, how can we leverage metadata about each song so that we plot discovery routes by producers, engineers, songwriters, rhythm guitarists, percussionists…etc.? That’s when I start learning about the music and relationships between artists.

  3. #3 by manolo sex shop on February 13, 2011 - 6:45 pm

    My most sincere admiration, well presented work more often, I have been impressed. The truth that I could not imagine the application of 3D in this way.
    Congratulations and I hope more information.

    greetings
    Manolo.

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