[NetBehaviour] tragically, it's not hip

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Nov 14 15:55:47 CET 2005


Well, it can't be that hard- humanity is becoming more mediated, turning 
into a socially shaped blob anyway...

marc

>amazing isn't it ?
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>They know what songs you like, even before you like them.
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>Record labels spend millions of dollars each year trying to predict
>what singles will top the charts and which ingredients make a hit
>single.
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>Now, two Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD grads believe they
>have cracked the code.
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>After years of crunching data, Brian Whitman and Tristan Jehan have
>devised a computer program that listens to a song, then predicts how
>humans will react to it.
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>http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20051110.wxhits10/BNStory/Business/
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