Adventures in Ethics and Science

Some screechy monkey or other tagged me on the song chart meme. The idea seems to be to come up with a visual/graphical representation of a song or some lyrical subset of it.

In other words, you can get your music-geek and your math-geek on at the same time.

I came very close to going through our entire record collection last night to pick the optimal song. But then I figured I’d just put up two suboptimal responses rather than laboring to determine what the optimal response would be. (Of course, because I’m a tremendous Luddite, both are hand drawn.)

First a histogram:

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After which we break out the Cartesian coordinates:

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I’m tagging Julie, both Sean and Jennifer (in the hopes of a nice phase diagram or calculus-related entry), RPM, and GrrlScientist. Plus, you know, anyone else who wants to play along.

Comments

  1. #1 Eva
    April 5, 2008

    I’ve done this, and mine is on Flickr, but Flickr is blocked here (they hate photography?) so I can’t look it up. It was for Billy Joel’s piano man, and it was a chart showing people’s current profession and what they’d rather be doing.

  2. #2 PhysioProf
    April 5, 2008

    I came very close to going through our entire record collection last night to pick the optimal song.

    You should have: you never know what might have fallen out of Pink Floyd.

  3. #3 Jennifer Ouellette
    April 6, 2008

    Ooh! This is gonna take some thought… but should be fun!

  4. #4 AK
    April 9, 2008

    This meme arrived at my doorstep recently in the context of a minor Rickroll epidemic. You know consultants–we never met a graphical representation of useless metrics that we didn’t like.

    Rickroll Pie Chart

  5. #5 JM
    April 11, 2008

    done!