Music Visualizer Get Your Colours Done

Music Visualizer Get Your Colours Done
Is your music more pink than green? The synesthesia of music and visuals is vividly represented via the intriguing Master's thesis of MIT's Anita Lillie. Her Musicbox software lets you see what your taste looks like by grouping music in your library by its meta-information and acoustic properties. The resulting visual is a multi-coloured cloud that incorporates traits such as genre, tempo, frequency range, and song length. Songs are grouped closer together if they sound similar and farther apart if they don't.

Furthermore, Lillie has built functions into her program to amazingly coherent thematic play lists from data subsets. Though, dozens of raves on her site (thesis.flyingpudding.com) point to this as a killer app for music archiving, there are no plans to release it commercially yet. Stay tuned...