Musiac started with a simple notion: Interface is the tangent point between our perception and physical reality. Interface reflects those subtle resons of why we make our decisions.
Musiac is a music recommendation service aims to provide better selection mechanism. It uses a contour map to represent all musical genres, showing the relationship across songs and genres in a 2D space. It maps out a taste bubble from the user's playlists, separating the user's prior musical taste field from the unexplored musical territory. The user can change the outline of the bubble by dragging it and expanding the scope of the recommendation algorithm.
The aim is simple: interface has a higher-level goal of helping us navigate and process information better. Musiac goes beyond data visualization because it empowers users to be more proactive upon the world they're seeing.