Project

Beat of my Year

Details

This project uses Processing as the coding language, and my data from about a year of Foursquare check-ins (over 2000 check-ins!) to venues across the map.

In order to run this project, you'll need to plug an Xbox 360 Guitar Hero controller into your computer. Download application here.

The application uses my Foursquare check-ins from 2011 to create the song that the guitar player must follow. The type of venue that I checked-in to (such as a restaurant, work, a bar, etc.) determines the note that will appear. The data is displayed in chronological order, beginning with the check-ins from January 2011.

As the data from 2011 progresses, the data visualization builds. Everytime a note is correctly played by the user, the bar across the bottom of the screen changes colour. The visualization at the bottom of the screen shows my location of the check-in as a west to east display of data.

This game is still in development, with a scoring system and keyboard version currently in the works.

Project

Beat of my Year

Details

This project uses Processing as the coding language, and my data from about a year of Foursquare check-ins (over 2000 check-ins!) to venues across the map.

In order to run this project, you'll need to plug an Xbox 360 Guitar Hero controller into your computer. Download application here.

The application uses my Foursquare check-ins from 2011 to create the song that the guitar player must follow. The type of venue that I checked-in to (such as a restaurant, work, a bar, etc.) determines the note that will appear. The data is displayed in chronological order, beginning with the check-ins from January 2011.

As the data from 2011 progresses, the data visualization builds. Everytime a note is correctly played by the user, the bar across the bottom of the screen changes colour. The visualization at the bottom of the screen shows my location of the check-in as a west to east display of data.

This game is still in development, with a scoring system and keyboard version currently in the works.