It is a long-form visualization -- a piece of data sculpture to frame and hang on a wall.
Load the page once, and it will slowly evolve over the course of a day -- or days.
The Proress radial and Song information cycle on every track. A column in the Timeline spends two hours traveling from the edge of the radial to the far right of the screen.
The Progress radial is comprised of a bunch of shaded SVG triangles and a numeric countdown timer. The Audio Player overlays it.
The Timeline extends from the Progress radial (time = "now") to the far right of the screen.
It represents the last two hours of Songs played on S E B.
Each colored segment represents a Song's proportion of time within those two hours.
The background illustrations come from The Secret Teachings of All Ages, a book further discussed in Media Attributions. The full-resolution images may take a little while to download.
The information about the Current Song will provide links into Ambience for the Masses for
The Quick Search wizard is an attempt at a convenient three-click interface;
The Playlist Visualization also displays information cards for the most-recently-played Songs.
Their visual style reflects their segment within the Timeline.
You will also find links to some recent 8-hour Playlists. They are rendered by ancient technology, and are not as content-rich as this website.
The Current Listener Map visualizes the geo-locations of S E B's Active Listeners.
It is another facet of the same React App which powers the Current Song.
The Map displays:
Session duration, historical listenership and latitude comprise the metrics fed into the Visualization.
Changes are constantly monitored, but the Map is designed to evolve slowly.
NOTE: There is (at least) a 60 second delay until the Server recognizes that you are no longer listening.
This is not meant to be creepy at all. Nor is the Eye of Providence icon which indicates that you are actively listening.
I have only been tracking data since mid-2007, so I don't have long-tail data from those die-hard accolytes who have been tuning in since 1999. (love and kisses to you)
And, again ... this is not meant to be creepy at all.