Sensation & Perception demos

May 3, 2011 No Comments

I’m in the process of updating my old Flash ambiguous-lyrics demos into AS3, which gives me the opportunity to restructure the way I stored the lyrics.  In the new structure, the lyrics are served to the flash file via XML, broken into segments and stamped with time-code stamps for when each segment ought to appear. All in all, this should make the system far more robust.

At some point in the future, I’ll add a feedback loop at the end that will provide the collected data in a histogram – I have a flash movie in AS1 that does it, but I’ll need to update it to AS3 to integrate it here.

It also opens up the possibility of developing a JavaScript / CSS / HTML5 version of these demos.  If anyone is interested, please let me know, I’ll send you the URLs for the XML and MP3 files.

The first of the demos is here: R.E.M. Others, which are coming soon, include: The Clash, “Wrong ’em Boyo,” The Rolling Stones “Tumblin’ Dice,” The Ramones “Sheena is a punk rocker,” OpIvy “Here we go again” and (the newest of the lot) The Pogues “Fairytale of New York” (I’m actually a little surprised to find that ‘Fairytale of NY’ had so many reported misheard lyrics, as it is probably the most understandable of the Pogues songs, but we work with what we have). Any more suggestions and/or confessions of misheard lyrics are welcome!


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