October 2004 Archives

Researching into Music and Memory

Dider Hilhorst and I are currently working on a project that links music and memory. At this point we are collecting data to populate the database that will be used for the visualization.

In a form we have put online we ask you to mention a specific song that you relate to a memory. Do you have a specific song that reminds you of your first girlfriend; that cool wedding of your best friend; a summer vacation? We are sure that you can find plenty examples! You can even sketch out your memory, among other things! It's great fun, really!


Your help is greatly appreciated, thank you! Feel free to send this form to other people too! Oh, yeah, and we would like to collect the data pretty soon, actually within the next 2 or 3 days.

Your privacy will be protected, obviously, all the data used is collected anonymously and strictly used for internal academic purposes (not sold to others etc.) As you can see we do not ask for a username or email or any personal information. We are interested in the stories, and how music relates to memory.

Creative Code

creative code

I just got a copy of the newly published Creative Code by John Maeda. Very conceptual, tons of images and ironically, not a single line of code.

"...This book presents the most fascinating work, arranged by themes that apply to today's digital design issues: programmatic space, living information, typography, tools, interaction design and education. Each section also features two essays by leading names in the field of interaction and digital design, such as Casey Reas, David Small, Yugo Nakamura, Joshua Davis and Gillian Crampton-Smith. Red Burns contributes a foreword. "

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