webpick of the week
This collaborative art project for London’s Tate Modern uses Google products and services and showcases the power of Chrome.
Inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse and its idea of collaborative creation, the project lets users create short animations that build off one another as they explore a specific theme. The result is a collection of branching tree-like narratives that can be contributed to by anyone.
A music engine generates sound based
on simple user input; the user describes how it should sound based on keywords and the music engine creates a unique score to fit the description. Most often based on mathematic algorithms
machine-generated music tends to be random and
impersonal. This project used a real composition split up into its basic building blocks and reassembled to create an almost infinite number of musical scores
that sound organic and personal.
• The project also includes a six-month-long physical installation at the Tate Modern at which museum goers can explore the project as a life-sized projection and contribute using tablets.