The Listening Machine
by Daniel Jones and Peter Gregson
The Listening Machine is an automated system that generates a continuous piece of music based on the activity of 500 Twitter users around the United Kingdom. Their conversations, thoughts and feelings are translated into musical patterns in real time, which you can tune in to at any point through any web-connected device.
Though the piece is not currently operational, excerpts from different times of day over a single 24-hour period can be heard below.
Shown below are gauges displaying the system's current status, based on observing the behavioural patterns.
Please note that The Listening Machine is no longer operational. These gauges display the system's last known status.