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June 18, 2008 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Moodstream - Tweak the Moodstream sliders to bring a whole new creative palette straight to you.
posted by Burhanistan (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Huh. That's a fairly neat idea. I feel like some of the tweaking I was doing wasn't having as clear-cut an effect on the content as I'd like, but I wonder how much of that is just in the difficulty of keep variety when breaking things into (at least) 25 tagged buckets, and I wonder how much content they have queued up already in the system.

I wouldn't mind seeing how they're handling metadata under the hood on this stuff; are they retagging content to fit the five-sliders architecture, or are they working with existing tagging they already use for their content?
posted by cortex at 9:57 AM on June 18, 2008


I have issues with these types of sites. The site assumes that my version of "Happy or Sad" is in exact conformity with yours. What I might find to be uplifting music, another might find annoying or depressing.

While this might be a unique way of mixing various interactive genre together, it still makes some rather broad assumptions about all people.
posted by Fizz at 9:58 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm not feeling anything.
posted by parmanparman at 9:59 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Moodstream sliders

I was expecting little greasy hamburgers, so now my mood is shitty.
posted by mullacc at 10:00 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


It would make a good screensaver (without the music!)
posted by kenchie at 10:08 AM on June 18, 2008


nice
posted by Dave Faris at 10:15 AM on June 18, 2008


Also, I'm extremely pleased to see someone has registered penfieldmoodorgan.com and stocked it with actual content.
posted by cortex at 10:19 AM on June 18, 2008 [4 favorites]


Yeah, I don't know about how they are rating the "moods" - I put things over to maximum Calm and immediately got a funky hip-hop style of music. Not what I would consider calm.
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:19 AM on June 18, 2008


I couldn't find a making-of document. Is there any info about how they're determining mood? I'm assuming meaning is derived from the keywords or metatags attached to each image/video/soundfile.
posted by ardgedee at 10:30 AM on June 18, 2008


My mood is Please Update your Flash Player. That's funny, because I'm pretty sure I installed the latest mood when it came out.
posted by DU at 10:34 AM on June 18, 2008


Setting the sliders to both "sad" and "nostalgic" triggers ragtime piany music over images of mushroom clouds.
posted by Iridic at 10:59 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dammit cortex, if you dial for greater venom then I’ll dial the same. I’ll dial the maximum and you’ll see a thread that makes every thread we’ve had up to now seem like nothing. Dial and see; just try me.
posted by rusty at 1:43 PM on June 18, 2008


Yeah, I don't know about how they are rating the "moods" - I put things over to maximum Calm and immediately got a funky hip-hop style of music. Not what I would consider calm.

i think you gotta hit 'refresh stream' every time you make a change.
posted by Miles Long at 2:14 PM on June 18, 2008


Hah. I was able to adjust the sliders to what I thought would make house music come out, and it did. However I don't think there's a setting for doomcore.
posted by loquacious at 3:46 PM on June 18, 2008


Nice idea, but as others have said, insufficient content range which doesn't remotely evoke mood. On the music side, De Wolfe's production music database does it far better with a variety of keyword-categorised mood music: check out, for instance, Tense, Forces Beyond and Autumn Theme.
posted by raygirvan at 4:39 AM on June 19, 2008


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