Beyond the Play Button - The Future of Listening
35 years after the first Sony Walkman shipped, today's music player still has essentially the same set of controls as that original portable music player. Even though today's music player might have a million times more music than the cassette player, the interface to all of that music has changed very little.
In this talk we'll explore new ways that a music listener can interact with their music. First we will explore the near future where your music player knows so much about you, your music taste and your current context that it plays the right music for you all the time. No UI is needed.
Next, we'll explore a future where music listening is no longer a passive experience. Instead of just pressing the play button and passively listening you will be able to jump in and interact with the music. Make your favorite song last forever, add your favorite drummer to that Adele track or unleash your inner Skrillex and take total control of your favorite track.
Dir of Developer Platform
The Echo Nest
Paul is the Director of Developer Platform for The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company located in Boston MA. Paul is interested in using data about music to help listeners explore for and discover new music. Paul spends his spare time organizing and attending Music Hack Days where he creates hacks such as the ‘Infinite Jukebox’, and 'Six Degrees of Black Sabbath'. Paul recently won MTV O Music Awards for Best Music Hack for his 'Bohemian Rhapsichord' and ‘The Bonhamizer’.