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[Jun. 11th, 2007|12:07 pm]
Nate Bunnyfield
For any other music performance meets infovis geeks...

http://infosthetics.com/archives/2007/06/andrew_kuo_nyt_music_concert_visualization.html
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[User Picture]From: grey_hash
2007-06-12 04:12 am (UTC)
God I hate "Brighteyes".

Elliott Smith or Nick Drake are far more representative of quality emo suicide anthems.

Isn't there a point when analyzing experiences takes some of the "fun" out of them? Spending more time analyzing concerts than actually going to them sounds like some kind of personal problem to me.
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From: natebunnyfield
2007-06-12 05:20 am (UTC)
Didn't read the article, did you?
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[User Picture]From: grey_hash
2007-06-12 05:59 am (UTC)
If "article" you mean:

a set of colorful infographics illustrating all 7 recent Bright Eyes music concerts at Town Hall in Manhattan, made by artist Andrew Kuo. the data from these shows are meticulously analyzed & translated "into complicated, brightly colored charts & diagrams". "the joke is, the more banal the information or sweeping the generalization, the more complex the graphics."

the infographics visualized a creative set of concert-related aspects, such as "number of people onstage at the end of the encore", "quality arcs", or the "number of times specific entertaining phrases were shouted".

. . . well . . . yes I did.

Doesn't change the fact that Bright Eyes is horrible. Call me a "hater" if you want . . . but I did read the article.
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From: natebunnyfield
2007-06-12 10:01 pm (UTC)
Whoa!

I meant the NYT article as they explain how they offered to send him to all seven shows to do this. He didn't go to enjoy himself as you had suggested.

Not sure what to say about the hater part. I posted this to document an interesting approach on music and infovis. I've not heard much from or of Bright Eyes before this.

Yeah, I don't know what else to say.

His blog has some nifty stuff like highlighter-borne graphs:



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From: natebunnyfield
2007-06-12 10:08 pm (UTC)
Kinda hard to see the key in those...





Sorry for the misunderstanding. I could have been more specific about the blog entry about the NYT article vs the NYT article itself.
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[User Picture]From: grey_hash
2007-06-13 01:11 am (UTC)
None of the last pics you posted are visible. 3 dead links. I applaud the project and the approach but couldn't he have picked a less inane musician? I suppose he is a fan after all . . . to each their own.

Sorry if I came off as bitter. I think I am still sensitive about that Sopranos ending :-/ . . .
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From: natebunnyfield
2007-06-13 05:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, hotlinking is hit and miss like that.

It's been fun listening to everyone complain about the Sopranos ending. I seriously could storyboard the whole last scene at this point.

Don't stop... believing...
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