Experience archive #6 : Now Playing vs. Web Data

Now Playing vs. Web Data – First touted in 2008 and not currently live but still an awesome display of meaningfully mashed-up data in a brutally simple interface. A new prototype based on Radio 1’s now playing data but this time from a BBC member of staff working in their 10% project. Simon Cross, its creator, describes its future:

The plan for this is to eventually build a flash version which is full-screenable to provide a visual companion while listening in the office, or on the web etc. Future data sources we hope to build on include Musicbrainz, Wikipedia, YouTube, song lyrics,Yahoo Music and loads more. At the moment, we’ve just got as far as last.fm, flickr and the webcam, but its a start!