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beautiful music visualizations

Ooh… pretty. music plasma.

Of course, not entirely sure how it’s working, but it is pretty.

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13 comments to beautiful music visualizations

  • Joe

    Maybe its envy, maybe its depression, but I wish I could have done my masters and doctorate on something fun like you. But no. Anyway I still dont have a clue as to what you are doing. But I was wondering if it is possible for you to change your doctorate mid stream and do something important. I have found that being the only native montanan,full blooded italian in montana,(where am I going with this, oh yea). Anyway why do they, (society of course), medicate Italians in montana? I think this is important and should be studied. Much more so than trying to figure out who has the quickest fingers on the web. Let me know your thought.

    Signed,
    Sincerely Depressed Italian in Montana.

  • Joe

    Also if you do figure it out will you let me know if funding is available, perhaps a grant. Then I will join you in CA.

    Still very depressed in Montana

  • music plasma – the music visual search engine

    i direct your attention to this fun web widget – music plasma. out of curiosity, i thought i’d take a peek at a few of the stand-out musical acts of 2003: the rolling stones (distinguished as the highest average concert…

  • Sarah Bluehouse

    that’s brilliant! no more gnutellaing for random words! oh the jumping for joy!

  • sarahbluehouse

    I bet it is using Amazon for backend data, and giving it a graphical interface, to give it that special shine…. Though I wish the colors (currently arbitrary) represented something like, worked with, on a compilation with, etc. but that would be a paid service…

  • I think this visualization uses the AWS SDK (Amazon Web Services Software Development Kit).
    It’s really easy to build such applications with the AWS.

    Cheers.

  • Plasma

    I was in class last night learning about Perl and was able to create a program. I actually got up in front of class and drew a structured…

  • Plasma

    I was in class last night learning about Perl and was able to create a program. I actually got up in front of class and drew a structured…

  • A part of “the Dream Theater’s galaxy”

    Guys from musicplasma developped a graph engine to display musical links between bands; you can also navigate through them and hear edits of songs. I think all is developped on the AWS SDK (Amazon Web Services Software Development Kit). Nevertheless,…

  • A part of “the Dream Theater’s galaxy”

    Guys from musicplasma developped a graph engine to display musical links between bands; you can also navigate through them and hear edits of songs. I think all is developped on the AWS SDK (Amazon Web Services Software Development Kit). Nevertheless,…

  • A part of “the Dream Theater’s galaxy”

    Guys from musicplasma developped a graph engine to display musical links between bands; you can also navigate through them and hear edits of songs. I think all is developped on the AWS SDK (Amazon Web Services Software Development Kit). Nevertheless,…

  • A part of “the Dream Theater’s galaxy”

    Guys from musicplasma developped a graph engine to display musical links between bands; you can also navigate through them and hear edits of songs. I think all is developped on the AWS SDK (Amazon Web Services Software Development Kit). Nevertheless,…

  • music plasma – the music visual search engine

    i direct your attention to this fun web widget – music plasma. out of curiosity, i thought i’d take a peek at a few of the stand-out musical acts of 2003: the rolling stones (distinguished as the highest average concert…