The Data Driven DJ

The ‘Data Driven DJ‘ project is brilliant. I can see so much potential in it. I intend to write more about it soonish, but you should go and look at this project now. Run. Don’t walk!

Watch this:

Also, note this:

I don’t have very specific guidelines for this, but I’m generally looking for these kinds of sounds:

Music you own the rights to (and would allow me to use it in a fair way)
High-quality recordings of instruments (the weirder the better)
Sound recordings of cultural or historical significance (or really any recording that is interesting or unique in some way) [see post]

I’m going to see if I can find some audio somewhere that would meet that last requirement, send them to him. You should too!

I’ve been interested in sound, space, history, data, and experience for a while (you might even call that a kind of augmented reality, or a visualization, or a sonification, or…) but instead of crappily coding my own stuff, I think I’m going to explore the data driven dj’s materials for a while, see what I can build out from there.

Oh, and if you’re interested, here’s some of my sonic’d stuff:

Hearing the past https://electricarchaeology.ca/2015/01/05/hearing-the-past/

Historical Friction https://electricarchaeology.ca/2013/04/24/historical-friction/

Listening to Topic Models https://electricarchaeology.ca/2012/11/26/listening-to-topic-models/

The Audio Guide 2.0 https://electricarchaeology.ca/2007/11/14/the-audio-guide-20-location-triggered-mediascapes/ (wow, that’s an oldie!)

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