“Sometimes I feel like interfaces are better than stories. Sometimes the opposite.”
Anastasis “Anne Solo” Germanidis ’13, resident Comp Sci genius, MicroKorg soloist, Wesleyan Transhumanist, and part-time llama whisperer (above), sends in a new creation of coding ingenuity. It’s called Music Of Places and, frankly, it’s everything it says it is: an interactive interface that allows the user to type in a location of hir choice and immediately hear music by an artist native to that location. (The main artist that pops up when you type in Middletown is Edensong, which, according to Wiki, was formed at Wesleyan in 2002. No sign of MGMT, Das Racist, or the other usual suspects, maybe because they’re more often listed as being based in Brooklyn. MGMT eventually popped up when I typed in New York, though.)
It’s powered by Google Maps, YouTube, and last.fm, but made with love. Regarding his inspiration, Germanidis writes: “Woke up with the idea one warm day of July. Turned it into a weekend project. Fun to make. Got some good tunes out of it. Sometimes I feel like interfaces are better than stories. Sometimes the opposite.”
Word to the third, AG. Here’ s the link. Buy stock in Germanidis before its too late. He’s not the next Steve Jobs, but he is the next Anastasis Germanidis.