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A Visual Music Search Engine

with a kartoo-like interface

     

sidyadav

10:53 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[musicplasma.com...]

Generated some interesting cluster-like results for a query on "Britney Spears". Nice tool. Slick interface.

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sem4u

11:33 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I really like this :)

Type in your favourite band and see a number of related ones to check out.

bakedjake

2:53 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That is very cool, and pretty good search wise, too.

I put in a few obscure artists and it identified the relationships I would expect.

The closer the artists are, musically speaking, the closer to each other they will be displayed on screen. You will be likely to appreciate artists close to the one you selected at first.

gbaker

4:23 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Exceptional site - nice, easy, useful - I damn near bought something!

tbear

5:12 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hmmmm...... using explorer on xp pro, I get content out of my browser (unseen) without scroll bars¿

sidyadav

5:20 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> I get content out of my browser (unseen) without scroll bars

same here, are you on a 800x600 screen resolution too? ;)

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chadmg

6:09 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Pretty neat. Nice design.

I get content out of my browser (unseen) without scroll bars

It's Flash people.

bcolflesh

6:14 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

HughMungus

6:46 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I get content out of my browser (unseen) without scroll bars¿

You can click on an area of the screen to re-center on that area as a sort of navigation (like on map websites).

ogletree

6:57 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It is just like Yahoo maps or map quest just click the direction you want to go and it will move there. I like it.

lorenzinho2

7:05 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I love these things.

There's another one out there like this that has more bands if I remember correctly - I'll see if I can track down the link.

nutsandbolts

7:42 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Gosh I hate it. I must be a freak....

troels nybo nielsen

7:56 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Junk. Pure junk.

bakedjake

7:57 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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nuts and troels, what is it that you don't like about it? Is it not accurate? Do you not like the presentation/interface?

christopher w

8:14 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes - curious as to why someone would hate this...

I find it to be really interesting..

troels nybo nielsen

8:30 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Forget it. If this search engine suits your needs you should not worry about my opinion. Sorry for having allowed my arrogance to show. I normally manage to avoid that.

benihana

8:45 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i like.

shows the realtionships id expect and some things i might try...

it would be nice to plug it in to dowloadable tracks - e.g. itunes.

bakedjake

9:07 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No, troels, we're curious! Let's discuss this - it seems that more and more engines are going down the graphical interface path.

Please, let us know what do you dislike about it.

lorenzinho2

10:38 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So I wonder what other types of things these affinity type search engines would work for.

We already see them for Web sites (e.g. I like www.mysite.com, show me other sites i might like), and they exist for movies, music, and movies in some capacity, whether it be through Amazon-type 'people who bought this, also bought that' type services, or visual interfaces like musicplasma.

I guess it could work for other 'taste' type things like Web design, apparel, restaurants, etc., right?

Krapulator

12:02 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I love it! Another way to find some cool music that I might otherwise never hear about.

No results for Front End Loader though :-(

PhraSEOlogy

3:15 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Very Interesting.

I typed in an old band from the 70's and it brought up related bands and suprised me with what it found.

I was also tempted to buy a cd from a band I have not listened to for ages. Although this looks a bit like a graphical "toy" (not in a demeaning sense) it delivered what I wanted and put the right products in front of me.

COOL!

sidyadav

4:17 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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troels, I agree with Jake ;)

You gotta tell man, so we have something to actually converse about instead of letting this thread get boring and transform into a "review" thread (you know, all people say is "I like it!" which gets pretty boring IMHO because it is already said about 100 times before) and I'm curious too :)

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ogletree

4:28 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That is just like [visualthesaurus.com...]

sidyadav

4:48 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hey it is too! Both generate the same kind of diagrams but one is on music, and the other is on synonyms/thesaurus, one is in flash while the other is in Java - what lovely niches!

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dillonstars

8:36 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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whether it be through Amazon-type 'people who bought this, also bought that' type services, or visual interfaces like musicplasma

It looks like the associations in musicplasma are generated by amazon associations....

markd

1:04 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Lets hope they don't try to get it into Yahoo's PFI/PFC - surely such a innovative site would be rejected under almost every one of their 'terms of inclusion' :)

Namaste

2:22 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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unbelieveable
 

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