DOW JONES - A Solfège Economy
DOW JONES is a real-time singing portrait of the US stock market, and by extension, the U.S economy. Each business day millions of publicly owned company stocks and shares are bought, sold and exchanged in a perpetual cycle for capital gain. DOW JONES interprets the resulting fluctuations in share values from companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Index to create a continuous sound of economic highs and lows.
The project uses the STOCKWATCH object in MAX to bring in real-time stock data from the yahoo.finance website. Each companies stock value is then mapped, using MAX, to a video database of clips singing the Solfège, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do. These videos are then pushed to three alternating displays in the gallery space.