Beatquake: the Music Listening Activity across Facebook over 90 days


Mapping Music on Facebook [facebookstories.com] by Stamen Design for Facebook shows the dynamic characteristics of the typical listening activity across Facebook.

Beatquake: the Music Listening Activity across Facebook over 90 days

Mapping Music on Facebook [facebookstories.com] by Stamen Design for Facebook shows the dynamic characteristics of the typical listening activity across Facebook.

Posted 10 months ago
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Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures printed in 3D

After watching Grant Gee’s documentary “Joy Division” i decided i have to print the iconic cover of their first album “Unknown Pleasures" in 3D.

Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures printed in 3D

After watching Grant Gee’s documentary “Joy Division” i decided i have to print the iconic cover of their first album “Unknown Pleasures" in 3D.

Posted 11 months ago
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Graph of Word Frequencies in They Might Be Giants Lyrics

Graph of Word Frequencies in They Might Be Giants Lyrics

Posted 11 months ago
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The Beatles Song Charts: Every Track Broken Down by Instrument

We here at Spinner enjoy doing some deep research on projects, but going through every Beatles song and figuring out which member played what instrument? That just seems nuts.

The Beatles Song Charts: Every Track Broken Down by Instrument

We here at Spinner enjoy doing some deep research on projects, but going through every Beatles song and figuring out which member played what instrument? That just seems nuts.

Posted 1 year ago
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Creating a mosh pit physics simulator with gas particles as a model

Concert mosh pits are a niche phenomenon even among humans, but researchers at Cornell have found that their movement can be modeled using parameters based on the collision of gas particles.

Creating a mosh pit physics simulator with gas particles as a model

Concert mosh pits are a niche phenomenon even among humans, but researchers at Cornell have found that their movement can be modeled using parameters based on the collision of gas particles.

Posted 1 year ago
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Making Melodies out of Scraped Treasury Data at Datafest
At this weekend’s bicoastal Datafest hackathon, participants developed a stunning array of tools for transparency. We saw a map of Silicon Valley campaign contributions and located lawmakers skipping out on Capitol Hill votes in our Party Time database.  
The FMS Symphony entry was one of the top prize winners in New York, and voted best in show by the audience at both Stanford and Columbia. Data analysts partnered with journalists from Reuters, the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast to scrape eight years of otherwise unparsable balance sheets that the U.S. Treasury issues every day to “create the first-ever electronically searchable database of the Federal government’s daily cash spending and borrowing.”
CSV Soundsystem, as the group puckishly dubbed itself, turned this into revealing data visualizations to illustrate its findings. The team literally made music of its work, interpreting the data in sound: 
"Chords were selected based on the derivative of account balance, and a melody was composed based on the federal interest rate. We also included a contrapuntal riff driven by the distance between accumulated federal debt and the legal debt ceiling," the team wrote.

Making Melodies out of Scraped Treasury Data at Datafest


At this weekend’s bicoastal Datafest hackathon, participants developed a stunning array of tools for transparency. We saw a map of Silicon Valley campaign contributions and located lawmakers skipping out on Capitol Hill votes in our Party Time database.  

The FMS Symphony entry was one of the top prize winners in New York, and voted best in show by the audience at both Stanford and Columbia. Data analysts partnered with journalists from Reuters, the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast to scrape eight years of otherwise unparsable balance sheets that the U.S. Treasury issues every day to “create the first-ever electronically searchable database of the Federal government’s daily cash spending and borrowing.”

CSV Soundsystem, as the group puckishly dubbed itself, turned this into revealing data visualizations to illustrate its findings. The team literally made music of its work, interpreting the data in sound

"Chords were selected based on the derivative of account balance, and a melody was composed based on the federal interest rate. We also included a contrapuntal riff driven by the distance between accumulated federal debt and the legal debt ceiling," the team wrote.

Posted 1 year ago
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Music video shot with MRI machine provides an intimate look at musician Sivu

t’s not every day that you literally get to peek inside the mind of a musician, but Sivu’s new music video for “Better Man Than He” makes it so. That’s because the entire video — 3:23 in length — was filmed from the vantage point of an MRI machine. Predictably there’s been no shortage of visual flair added during post production, but the core concept is striking in its own right. Sivu says the concept for the video stemmed from his obsession “with the idea of capturing images without conventional cameras/lenses.”

The Science Behind Beatboxing

Using the mouth, lips, tongue and voice to generate sounds that one might never expect to come from the human body is the specialty of the artists known as beatboxers. Now scientists have used scanners to peer into a beatboxer as he performed his craft to reveal the secrets of this mysterious art.

The Science Behind Beatboxing

Using the mouth, lips, tongue and voice to generate sounds that one might never expect to come from the human body is the specialty of the artists known as beatboxers. Now scientists have used scanners to peer into a beatboxer as he performed his craft to reveal the secrets of this mysterious art.

Posted 1 year ago
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Anatomy of an Audio Cassette Tape

Anatomy of an Audio Cassette, a design by Belgian artist Ramzi Mesaddek, illustrates and labels all of the various parts that make up an audio cassette tape.

Anatomy of an Audio Cassette Tape

Anatomy of an Audio Cassette, a design by Belgian artist Ramzi Mesaddek, illustrates and labels all of the various parts that make up an audio cassette tape.

Posted 1 year ago
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REWORK_ App

REWORK_ (Philip Glass Remixed) is an interactive tour through the amazing new REWORK_ album that remixes Philip Glass’ music. The app includes eleven interactive visualizations for the remixed songs, along with an interactive “Glass Machine” that lets people create their own music inspired by Philip Glass’ early music.

The idea for the REWORK_ album came together during a conversation between Philip Glass and his friend and new collaborator Beck. The pair recruited producer Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Björk, Lou Reed) to help assemble a collection of remixes of Glass’ works by a list of critically acclaimed artists including Beck himself, Tyondai Braxton, Amon Tobin, Cornelius, Dan Deacon, Johann Johannsson, Nosaj Thing, Memory Tapes, Silver Alert, Pantha du Prince, My Great Ghost and Peter Broderick.

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Dorothy, who brought us The Song Map and also The Film Map, has released its two latest prints (above) which look to celebrate colourful song titles and band names by displaying them in colour wheels that look a little like vinyl LPs…

byteswerk:

Dorothy, who brought us The Song Map and also The Film Map, has released its two latest prints (above) which look to celebrate colourful song titles and band names by displaying them in colour wheels that look a little like vinyl LPs…

Reblogged 1 year ago from byteswerk
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50 Years of concerts of The Rolling Stones
An interactive map of their live-show story.

50 Years of concerts of The Rolling Stones

An interactive map of their live-show story.
Posted 1 year ago
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The Infinite Jukebox

The Infinite Jukebox

Posted 1 year ago
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