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ITP Thesis Presentation – Openmic.fm
 

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A social platform for realtime networked musical collaboration....

A social platform for realtime networked musical collaboration.

An online environment for realtime musical collaboration that (1) is approachable by both professionals and hobbyists, (2) interfaces with any typical audio production setup, and (3) supports an active community of inspired musicians and listeners.

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    • Wednesday, July 18, 12
    • A social platform for realtime networked musical collaboration.Wednesday, July 18, 12I want to play live music with friends and strangers online.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12First guitar.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Social life.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Play. Improvisation. Camaraderie. Exposure. Learning. Growth. Confidence.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Now – Jobs. School (this thesis). Kids. Time. Location. Space. Relationships.
    • FIND FRIENDS PLUG IN PLAY MUSICWednesday, July 18, 12What I need and am building. 2 phases: (1) plug + play, (2) friends
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Find friends. “Look at all those friends”
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Plug in.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12
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    • CHALLENGES AND LIMITATIONS AUDIO FIDELITY SIGNAL LATENCYWednesday, July 18, 12This is hard. Signal QUALITY and DELAY.
    • CHALLENGES AND LIMITATIONS 5 ms / 1000 km (620 mi)Wednesday, July 18, 12Electrical signals travel ~70% of the speed of light.Thresholds for musicians between 5 ms and 65 ms.
    • CHALLENGES AND LIMITATIONSWednesday, July 18, 12Idealized vs. actual
    • EXISTING OPTIONSWednesday, July 18, 12Missing left sock pile. Good but clearly incomplete.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Commercial – eJamming. Delays signals to synchronize. Empty community.$9.95 (monthly), $24.95 (quarterly), $89.95 (annual)
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Open Source – Ninjam. Requires server. Timecode shift. Asynchronous.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Academia – Jacktrip. Soundjack. Assume high-speed network. Minimize latency. Successfulnetworked performances.
    • TECHNOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTATIONWednesday, July 18, 12
    • TECHNOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTATION XMPP (friends) Jacktrip Jack (network) (audio)Wednesday, July 18, 12Mashup – Jack (audio) + Jacktrip (network) + XMPP (friends) = OpenMic.fm
    • TECHNOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTATION OpenMic.fm OpenMic.fm Social Network (e.g. Facebook, Google+) XMPP XMPP (friends) (friends) Jack Jacktrip Jacktrip Jack (audio) (network) (network) (audio)Wednesday, July 18, 12Mashup – Jack (audio) + Jacktrip (network) + XMPP (friends) = OpenMic.fm
    • Does it work?Wednesday, July 18, 12Testing... Continuing to experiment, but... have larger fantasies.
    • MOBILEWednesday, July 18, 12Make it mobile.
    • MOBILEWednesday, July 18, 12
    • MOBILEWednesday, July 18, 12
    • MOBILEWednesday, July 18, 12
    • SOCIALWednesday, July 18, 12Make it fun.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Guitar Hero. Rock Band.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Turntable. DJ a room.
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12Passionate users. Brought into real world.
    • PRIVATE – KNOWN COLLABORATORSWednesday, July 18, 12“Rehearsal” rooms
    • PUBLIC – NEW COLLABORATORSWednesday, July 18, 12“Open-mic” rooms
    • LISTENERS – FOLLOWERS – FANSWednesday, July 18, 12“Open-mic” rooms + listeners
    • Wednesday, July 18, 12