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There are thousands of artists playing at SXSW this year. To help sort it all out, I thought I’d adapt my Music Maze to work within the world of SXSW 2011 artists. It is a good way to figure out which bands you’d like to see.
This visualization fits in with the SXSW talk I’m giving in a few days: Finding Music With Pictures
In a couple of weeks I’m giving a talk at SXSW called Finding Music with pictures : Data visualization for discovery. In this panel I’ll talk about how visualizations can be used to help people explore the music space and discover new, interesting music that they will like. I intend to include lots of examples both from the commercial world as well as from the research world.
I’ll be drawing material from many sources including the Tutorial that Justin and I gave at ISMIR in Japan in October 2009: Using visualizations for music discovery. Of course lots of things have happened in the year and a half since we put together that tutorial such as iPads, HTML5, plus tons more data availability. If you happen to have a favorite visualization for music discovery, post a link in the comments or send me an email: paul [at] echonest.com.
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.
For my weekend Music Hack Day hack I built in app called Six Clicks to Imogen. The hack is a game where the goal is to find the shortest path from a randomly selected artist to Imogen Heap.
Thanks much to Hannah for contributing excellent design suggestions for the app.
I wrote an application over the weekend called Music Maze. The Music Maze lets you wander through the maze of similar artists until you find something you like. You can give it a try here: The Music Maze (be forewarned, the app plays music upon loading).