FW: iTunes Signature Maker

Posted by Lauren Cornell | Tue Dec 6th 2005 1:05 p.m.

New project by Jason Freeman. Details below -

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From: Jason Freeman <jason@jasonfreeman.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 17:37:28 -0500
To: Lauren Cornell <laurencornell@rhizome.org>
Subject: iTunes Signature Maker

I'm pleased to announce the launch of iTunes Signature Maker (iTSM) at

http://www.jasonfreeman.net/itsm/

iTunes Signature Maker analyzes your iTunes music collection to create
a short sonic signature representing who you are and what you listen
to.

Once you open the software inside of your web browser and set a few
parameters, iTSM will combine data tracked by Apple's iTunes software
with its own spectral audio analysis routines, selecting small segments
of audio from your favorite songs and mixing them into a short sonic
signature. Once your signature -- which can last anywhere from one
second to a couple of minutes -- has been generated, you can listen to
it and share it with friends.

iTunes Signature Maker was commissioned by Rhizome
(http://rhizome.org). The Rhizome Commissions Program is made possible
by support from the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill
Centennial, the Greenwall Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for
the Visual Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support has been provided by members of the Rhizome
community.

I'd appreciate it if you could pass this information along to anyone
who might enjoy iTunes Signature Maker.

--Jason

--

If you would prefer not to receive future e-mail announcements about my
Internet-based software art (1-2 messages a year), please reply to this
e-mail and let me know.

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  • Andrei Thomaz | Tue Dec 6th 2005 7:34 p.m.
    the description of iTumes Signature Make makes me remember DeskSwap.
    Does anybody here remembers it? See the other's desktop was a little
    voyeuristic... It was a nice work ;-)

    []'s
    andrei

    On 12/6/05, Lauren Cornell <laurencornell@rhizome.org> wrote:
    > New project by Jason Freeman. Details below -
    >
    > ------ Forwarded Message
    > From: Jason Freeman <jason@jasonfreeman.net>
    > Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 17:37:28 -0500
    > To: Lauren Cornell <laurencornell@rhizome.org>
    > Subject: iTunes Signature Maker
    >
    > I'm pleased to announce the launch of iTunes Signature Maker (iTSM) at
    >
    > http://www.jasonfreeman.net/itsm/
    >
    > iTunes Signature Maker analyzes your iTunes music collection to create
    > a short sonic signature representing who you are and what you listen
    > to.
    >
    > Once you open the software inside of your web browser and set a few
    > parameters, iTSM will combine data tracked by Apple's iTunes software
    > with its own spectral audio analysis routines, selecting small segments
    > of audio from your favorite songs and mixing them into a short sonic
    > signature. Once your signature -- which can last anywhere from one
    > second to a couple of minutes -- has been generated, you can listen to
    > it and share it with friends.
    >
    > iTunes Signature Maker was commissioned by Rhizome
    > (http://rhizome.org). The Rhizome Commissions Program is made possible
    > by support from the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill
    > Centennial, the Greenwall Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for
    > the Visual Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
    > Additional support has been provided by members of the Rhizome
    > community.
    >
    > I'd appreciate it if you could pass this information along to anyone
    > who might enjoy iTunes Signature Maker.
    >
    > --Jason
    >
    > --
    >
    > If you would prefer not to receive future e-mail announcements about my
    > Internet-based software art (1-2 messages a year), please reply to this
    > e-mail and let me know.
    >
    >
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  • Turbulence.org | Thu Dec 15th 2005 8:40 a.m.
    Make a $25 donation to Turbulence.org and receive Jason Freeman's limited-edition compact disc which includes a series of short experimental sound works that algorithmically stitch together bits and pieces of the music Freeman has listened to this year. He created them as exploratory studies during the development of iTunes Signature Maker.

    http://www.turbulence.org/fundraiser_05/index.html#jason

    Thanks for your support.

    Jo

    Lauren Cornell wrote:

    > New project by Jason Freeman. Details below -
    >
    > ------ Forwarded Message
    > From: Jason Freeman <jason@jasonfreeman.net>
    > Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 17:37:28 -0500
    > To: Lauren Cornell <laurencornell@rhizome.org>
    > Subject: iTunes Signature Maker
    >
    > I'm pleased to announce the launch of iTunes Signature Maker (iTSM) at
    >
    > http://www.jasonfreeman.net/itsm/
    >
    > iTunes Signature Maker analyzes your iTunes music collection to create
    > a short sonic signature representing who you are and what you listen
    > to.
    >
    > Once you open the software inside of your web browser and set a few
    > parameters, iTSM will combine data tracked by Apple's iTunes software
    > with its own spectral audio analysis routines, selecting small
    > segments
    > of audio from your favorite songs and mixing them into a short sonic
    > signature. Once your signature -- which can last anywhere from one
    > second to a couple of minutes -- has been generated, you can listen to
    > it and share it with friends.
    >
    > iTunes Signature Maker was commissioned by Rhizome
    > (http://rhizome.org). The Rhizome Commissions Program is made possible
    > by support from the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome
    > Hill
    > Centennial, the Greenwall Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for
    > the Visual Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
    > Additional support has been provided by members of the Rhizome
    > community.
    >
    > I'd appreciate it if you could pass this information along to anyone
    > who might enjoy iTunes Signature Maker.
    >
    > --Jason
    >
    > --
    >
    > If you would prefer not to receive future e-mail announcements about
    > my
    > Internet-based software art (1-2 messages a year), please reply to
    > this
    > e-mail and let me know.
    >
    >
    > ------ End of Forwarded Message
    >
  • Timothy Horrigan | Fri Mar 3rd 2006 7:02 p.m.
    Jason Freeman wrote:

    >
    > Sorry, I got a little carried away there. I hope you have fun with
    > iTSM and that it helps you learn something new about yourself and the
    > music you listen to, and about your friends and the music they listen
    > to.

    One limitation worth mentioning is that it skips all the songs you purchased from iTunes--- it just does tracks you've ripped from CDs (or created yourself with Garageband or the like.)
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