Thursday, April 23, 2015

Find your favorite music by data visualization

Liveplasma is one of the best data visualizations application I've ever found.
It is a music and movie visualization app that aims to help you discover other musicians or movies you might enjoy. Type in the name of a band, artist, movie, director or actor and liveplasma will show you related people, bands or movies.

Maps try to show similar artists close together so different clusters can appear on map like families of related artists.

Links shows the raw data that are compute to place the nodes, they are less relevant than the position of the nodes but they contribute to understand the relations.
Halo's size reflects the popularity of the artist so it is easier to identify popular artists from obscure ones.
Colors are fun! Colors help identify artists from map to map and the clustered artists tend to adopt the same color. Basically popular artist have their own color and this color spread to similar less known artists.

Enjoy using Liveplasma!

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