Six Clicks to Imogen

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.

To build the hack I used the Musicbrainz artist relationship data to find all the artist connections, and plotted the graph with the JavaScript Infoviz toolkit . The game has about 55,000 artist nodes that are connected to Imogen by millions of artist relation ship edges.  The hack is live, so go ahead a play the game:

Six Clicks to Imogen

Thanks much to Hannah for contributing excellent design suggestions for the app.

  1. #1 by Ed on January 26, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    Great idea! Any chance of publishing the (server-side) source?

  2. #2 by david on January 26, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    Good fun. You might check compatibility with different browsers. Didn’t work for me with IE (it didn’t show a starting name), but worked fine with Firefox.

    • #3 by Paul on January 26, 2011 - 4:21 pm

      Thanks David – are you using a recent version of IE? It should work with the latest.

  3. #4 by david on January 26, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    It’s not the very latest, but it can’t be very old – I got the computer about a year ago with IE preloaded at a major computer store.

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