Read further down to learn more about how the song was constructed.
Ok Cupid, a popular online dating website, recently published a blog post that explores data on race and attraction among heterosexual couples over 6 years.
Amy (Georgina Campbell) and Frank (Joe Cole) are two of many people in a walled-off System who are placed by a digital companion, Coach (voiced by Gina Bramhill), into trial romantic relationships with others.
Coach dictates how long partners can spend together, collects their data, and helps them find their "ultimate compatible other".
The song composition is entirely algorithmic and is composed primarily of the data on race and attraction described above.
It also contains a comprehensive README to guide you through the setup and configuration. I'm sure I've also made some erroneous statements somewhere, so please correct me. Data-Driven DJ is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.
The following is a brief outline of my process: If you happen to use my code and create something new, please shoot me an email at [email protected] My goal is to explore new experiences around data consumption beyond the written and visual forms by taking advantage of music's temporal nature and capacity to alter one's mood.
I specifically looked for vocal samples that featured cathartic grunts , whoo's , shrieks , sighs , and suggestive phrases to further emphasize the fact that the data represents sexual attraction that we may or may not be able to control.
The sources of all samples are listed below: This song was algorithmically generated in that I wrote a computer program that took data and music samples as input and generated the song as output. For those interested in replicating, adapting, or extending my process, all of the code and sound files is open source and can be found here.
Amy and Frank check their tablets and find that they have 12 hours together.