The tool was developed by Matt Miller and launched in June 2012.
Various modes allow the user to view the network in new ways.
- Fixed mode pins the individuals with the most connections to the outer perimeter.
- Free mode groups individuals together based on the number of connections they have.
- Similar mode arranges individuals based on their number of shared connections.
- Dynamic mode allows users to add individuals themselves and see their shared connections.
About The Project
Linked Jazz is an ongoing project investigating the potential of the application of Linked Open Data (LOD) technology to enhance the discovery and visibility of digital cultural heritage materials.
More specifically, the project focuses on digital archives of jazz history to expose relationships between musicians and reveal their community’s network.
New modes of connecting cultural data and making them searchable as a whole in a seamless discovery environment would open unprecedented opportunities to create new kinds of meaning and elicit new streams of interpretation.
The goal of this project is to help uncover meaningful connections between documents and data related to the personal and professional lives of musicians who often practice in rich and diverse social networks.
Watch this clip and learn more about the Linked Jazz project and get a quick look at the tools they are developing.
When you see the vizualisations the first time it could be quite overwhelming.
But when you get used to it, then you can start with a well-known artist and watch the connections.
There are always names showing up you’ve never heard before. Do a search for these unfamiliar names and I promise you’ll find new music for your DJ sets!
Have you tried the tool? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comment section below.