Space Oddity – a visual deconstruction, AKA Oddityviz, is a data visualisation project on David Bowie’s Space Oddity by designer Valentina D'Efilippo and researcher Miriam Quick.
The project visualises data from Bowie’s 1969 track Space Oddity on a series of 10 specially engraved records with accompanying posters, plus a moving image piece. Each 12-inch disc deconstructs the track in a different way: melodies, harmonies, lyrics, structure, story and other aspects of the music are transformed into new visual systems.
A truly unique album I was really happy to have been able to take the promotional stills for, which was used by iTunes, Spotify and Rough Trade among others.
Here's a write up of the album by It's Nice That:
Words by Lucy Bourton, Thursday 29 September 2016
Experimental musician Bill Baird has written, recorded and remixed an album that is truly unique to each listener. Partnering with interactive director collective One Pixel Wide, Summer Is Gone is a live website experience that uses an algorithm to curate an idiosyncratic album, where no two people will be listening to the same piece of music when they log on. The album aims to comment on the past, while being simultaneously forward thinking.
Peter and Cal of One Pixel Wide have designed the website to visualise this transitional album. When a user logs on to Summer Is Gone, “the site tracks the user’s local time at the point they visited, an arithmetic sequence formula is then created to select a track from the bank of r...