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Five Years of Music: Allison Shaw, 2006-2011


Using data generated from a physical CD collection, iTunes library, and a account, “Five Years of Music: Allison Shaw, 2006-2011” is an LP insert sized booklet. With this visualization, I measured the growth of my music collection, and compared the portion of the collection that is digital versus physical. To no one’s surprise, digital music has increased its share quite steadily over the last five years. I also used the data to show my True Allegiance (music that appears both in my physical and digital libraries), Collection DNA (which shows the genres in my libraries), Time Running (the amount of time I’ve spent listening to music since 2006), and my Top Twenty artists. The visual style has been highly influenced by Nicolas Felton and Francesco Franchii.