359GenreQuery: Phase II of the GenreCodex Project
On: May 20, 2011
Under: GenreCodex, Major Studio
Tags: Spring 2011
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Electronic music is widely recognized for being a relatively young, unusually diverse form of music, but many of today’s listeners lack a meaningful understanding of the similarities and differences between the various genres and subgenres of electronic music. GenreCodex, and its two supporting mini-thesis projects, GenreSurvey and GenreQuery, seek to address that lack of understanding, and shatter the misconception of homogeneity often applied to electronic music by inexperienced mainstream listeners. By applying investigational techniques geared toward illustrating the dichotomy between the most prominent genres of electronic music, combined with data visualization techniques that fuse publicly available crowd-sourced music information with designed web space using code, GenreQuery provides users with interactive access to a world of genre information, while also acting as a scaffolding for the implementation of a fully-functioning model of GenreCodex in the following year of study.