Radio Ga Ga
at 9 pm 11/21/11 Chicago time
This will be the third group project. This project is going to
focus more on the data processing side and getting data into a
manageable form to interact with and draw some conclusions. This
project will be more open-ended than the previous three.
In this project you will be able to form your own groups,
preferably with three members.
Projects 2-3 you should also very quickly set up a web page for
your group project and send the URL to andy. Each Friday of the
project each team member should post on the project web site an
overview of what he/she did on the project that week.
In this project we will take a look at some data from last.fm on
their users and the music that they listen to.
The static files you will be using are located here:
and there is also the Last.fm api http://www.last.fm/api
C you need ...
B you need to add ...
- show the relative popularity of the top artists
- given information on age, sex, nationality or a combination,
refine the top artists that are played
- allow the user to compare top artists for several ages,
sexes, or nationalities
- given a particular artist, show the breakdown of the people
who listen to him/her/them/it
an A you need to add ...
- integrate data from MusicBrainz (musicbrainz.org)
- integrate weekly last.fm top artists data into the mix
- given an artist, show other artists the user is likely to
like. Use additional data such as age, sex, nationality of
user to refine the results. Allow the user to filter out
common popular artists.
- show the most popular times of day for people to play music,
remember to correct for the local time, and show how those
times are affected by geography
- show song related information - The four project titles
could be an initial set of queries to try
- things that impress me (integrating with other databases,
showing other related information, adding a map-based
As with Projects 1-3 you should create a set of web pages
describing your work on the application. This time instead of
embedding the processing application you should have a link so
people can download your application (and the necessary data
files) to run your application. Please make sure that your
application is Mac / Windows / Linux compatible. If you can get
your app to run online through a browser then do include that
version as well. The web pages should also describe the
contribution of each team member (ie who worked on which interface
elements, who worked on converting the data into a more usable
Please send me a 1024 x 768 jpg image of your visualization for
the web. This should be named
When the project is done, each person in the group should also
send me a private email ranking your coworkers on the project on a
scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high) in terms of how good a coworker
they were on the project. If you never want to work with them
again, give them a 1. If this person would be a first choice for a
partner on a future project then give them a 5. If they did what
was expected but nothing particularly good or bad then give them a
3. By default your score should be 3 unless you have a particular
reason to increase or decrease the number. Please confine your
responses to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and no 1/3ds or .5s please. I will
average out all these scores for projects 2 through 4 and keep
them in mind when assigning final grades to projects 2 through 4.
Each group will present their work to the class and describe its
features to the rest of the class. All team members are expected
to participate equally in that presentation. Since there are 7 groups each talk will be 7
minutes long. Note the extra time for this one. During each talk
each group in the audience should write 1 question for the
speaking group, and hand it to them at the end of their
presentation. The speaking group should add a page to their
website by Thursday 11/24 giving the questions (and the group
who asked it) and an answer to the question.
last revision 11/20/11