Video: SC11 Twitter Stream – Big Data Rendered as Music

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This video includes a presentation, live musical performance, and photo montage from SC11.

Imagine a world of big data represented as musical notes. In this live performance from the insideHPC booth, Domenico Vicinanza turns SC11′s live twitter stream into a concert of electronic music. Using an original Java application called Sonify running on the European Grid Infrastructure using GEANT, Internet2 and SCinet, the pulse of the SC11 communiverse comes alive.

What you’re seeing and hearing here in this video is really a stream of consciousness from the people tweeting at the show,” said Rich Brueckner of insideHPC. “After Domenico Vicinanza did his magic and turned the Twitter stream into music using Sonify, I synchronized the music with photography shot at the conference. It was a fun experiment, and in a way it’s like a thousand composers worked together through the Cloud to bring us this audio-visual jazz. I hope everyone who attended SC11 will get a chance to enjoy it.”

Download the Music (MP3) or the Whitepaper (PDF).

insideHPC would like to give a special thanks to Chris Karges and Richard Friedman for their wonderful photography.