some mistakes but interesting enough as a concept
For those who are saying it doesn't have very many artists: Zoom in. You will be very surprised at how many artists the maker of this map crammed in.
Yeah what the hell most of these didn't even correlate together fucking ambiguous whoever made it, and small pool of artist.
Keep in mind that this is last.fm association which is based on listener profiles and shared tags, not on genre or musical analysis. Stumbleupon users, your inability to appreciate algorithms or data is severely lacking.
"Information visualization is essential in making sense out of large data sets. Often, high-dimensional data are visualized as a collection of points in 2-dimensional space through dimensionality reduction techniques. However these traditional methods often do not capture well the underlying structural information, clustering, and neighborhoods. GMap is an algorithm that turns these information into geographic maps, which are intuitive to most people." - @people whining that their favorite artist is not included, my guess is that the algorithm only picks out the major nodes on full scale, using the search bar on the right places the artist to the nearest correlation. (More info? look up principal component analysis or clustering on wikipedia)
And yes, your totally *awesome underground band *is correlated (parameters, I have no clue) to that *shitty mainstream band*, deal with it.
Is there any logic to this? It's cute, i guess.
the twat that made this should have only included the bands he/she listens to.
This map of music shows relations between musicians/groups. Related musicians are closeby and in the same country."
This map of music shows relations between musicians/groups. Related musicians are close by and in the same country. Navigate like you would with an online map. Click on any title to see a popup. Click on the popup to zoom to the last level, or on the link to see the musician at last.fm.
CKY lumped in with shitty bands like Nickelback and Limp Bizkit? I am disappoint.
Cool concept, poorly executed.
Cool idea--could be much better. Hard to represent accurately.
Epic fail with the Progressive bands. They're scattered all over.
If someone wants to make something like this they should spend a lot more time on it; this is hilariously small and seems to have no coherent links between musical artists at all.