February 07, 2004

The Artists' Artists Network - A Thought Project in Homebrew Curation

Recently, while attempting to support another site, I espoused an idea I'd been working on last year to create a networked graph derived from a web walk of independent online artists and their lists of 'favorite other artists.'

The project initially started with some spiders I was toying with which were designed to collate the listings that online artists through MP3.COM made to link other favorite MP3.COM artists.

My idea is simple, walk these networks and slowly build a graph with genre and popularity pointers, possibly in 3D through VRML or Flash, abstracting the preferences of one artist for another until one could spot, by surfing this graph, interesting artists recommended by other interesting artists.

Another idea I'll put out in the aether to help the ongoing task of separating the tasty wheat from the wretched chafe!

Posted by jeff at February 7, 2004 05:30 PM

Interesting discussion of this idea at an affiliated website:


Posted by: jeff at February 11, 2004 09:30 AM