Ever wondered how HTML and image data would sound as beat samples?
I’ve written a Firefox addon that makes it possible for a monome or arduino to interact with your browser. The url below is a video of me “playing” the raw data in the NYTimes homepage using a monome 40h. The project is called Lily and its a Max/PD style patching language that hooks into the browser and allows you to build multi-media projects (including physical controllers) on top of Firefox.
Each link highlighted actually makes for a nice percussive sound. This makes sense given that many percussive voices are synthesized using noise generators – and web data sounds similarly random to our ears. Awesome project, thanks Bill!
Lily project – Link