While at university, I joined Shazam as a part-time web developer. I stayed at Shazam for 5 enjoyable years. This post is about one hackday project I worked on. The project involves plotting one billion Shazam recognitions onto a blank canvas and then observing the result. This post also touches upon the process I used to create the visuals. What is a ‘Shazam recognition’? Think of a Shazam recognition like this. You open up Shazam, the mobile app, and have it ‘listen’ for a piece of music that’s playing in the background. A recognition is the successful identification of the song. Location…

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