an interactive network visualization that shows the current listening activity of MyStrands users. every time a user plays a track by a recognizable artist, it will show up in real-time on the map as a small circular node, along with the album art. if 2 or more artists are played consecutively, they will become linked. eventually, strands of related artists will form from individual user’s listening histories, establishing the artist as a “hub” of shared musical information between multiple users.
a tutorial movie explaining the visualization concept in detail is available after the break.
see also mystrandsmusic recommendation system.