Colorsonic Codes MP3s by Color... Wait, what?

Colorsonic Codes MP3s by Color... Wait, what?

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Taryn Williford
Feb 4, 2009

If there's one thing we love more than stylish and sleek tech gadgets, it's color-coding. Ok, maybe that statement was a bit inflated—but we really do get a little excited when we can organize by color. We do it with books on a bookshelf, clothes in our closet and even some file systems. Now us techies can apply the same techniques to our digital music. Confused? Don't be...

Colorsonic is an MP3 player concept that displays all your stored MP3s by color in a system where each color represents a music genre.

When you want to play some tunes to get you through an afternoon waiting at the DMV or a long commute on public transport, just choose one or more colors from your magical wheel of musical moods, and a list will be automatically picked for you made of songs from the genre colors you chose.

We want to know if the genres are automatically assigned to colors in the players' interface or if we get to do the picking. I mean, what if red means country to me, but hardcore industrial metal to somebody else? That could make for an interesting wake-me-up on the 6:15a subway train.

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