2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

This Is Every Song I Heard, For An Entire Year

Thursday, March 17
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
531 E 4th St

Over the course of a day, studies say an average person will hear nearly four hours of music. While impressive on its own, there is so much more to be gleaned in quantifying our music listening experience beyond a number. I set out to get a more accurate account of my music listening. For an entire year I logged every single song I heard as well as several bits of contextual data tied to each. Streamed songs, radio, background music, ambient songs and anywhere else music is found. In this session, we will explore the data, patterns and insights discovered in a series of in-depth data visualizations. We will also look at the challenges versus value of extracting a complex personal data set.

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Eric Boam at SXSW

Eric Boam

Sr Designer

Under Armour Connected Fitness


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Data Dives
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