Mood Music

Introduction

The idea of this project is to place the musical experience in the hands of the user. At its simplest, it can be realised by a 'point-and-click' method which enables the user to choose what to listen to and when. More elegant solutions involve a degree of animation and interactivity which will require some technical abilities in appropriate software and possibly hardware.

The Project

Devise a multimedia interface which allows users to configure the musical experience according to their mood. The music they hear may be original or otherwise, but the results of user choice should either create or respond to a mood state.

Notes

This is a good way of understanding and articulating the idea of cultural value. The presentation will need to give clear reasons for the choice, from which a value system and set of critical judgments may be deduced. If done in a group situation, the subsequent voting can also be revealing of the collective set of shared values.