Cool Art Using Spotify

Spotify is probably the best-known music streaming service on the planet.  And yes, Canadians, it’s coming this way shortly.

An interactive artist named Kyle McDonald had a thought.  Out of all the people using Spotify, would it be possible to find pairs of people listening to the same song at exactly the same time?  And I mean the same time–within one-tenth of a second.

The result shows some interesting connections between two people who have no idea the other exists.  It’s a cool piece of conceptual art.

Check out Serendipity here.  Turns out we’re not so different after all.  (And once you’re done, have a look at this article on Spotify’s music culture.)

(Via John who found it at TIME.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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