Spin Ye Mighty Music Color Wheel, Spin!

What have we got here? We’ve got one of the creators of the ever-so-popular inflatable bookmark, designer Rhea Jeong! What Jeong has for us today is the “Colorsonic”: an MP3 player that displays its playlist with color. Each color represents a music genre. When you want to play some songs n stuff, choose 1 (or more) color(s) from your wheel, and a list will be automatically picked for you made of songs from the genre colors you chose.

I see spectrum. I’m in dreamland.

But not Kirby’s Dreamland. I’m talking about interactive dreamland. The “Colorsonic” project is not just an MP3 concept, it’s got special software, and a super-duper-colorsonic-club website, too! No word on if they’ll call it that, but that’s what it is: log on and trade color rings, share and explore music mit de colores.

Rhea Jeong sends word that the Colorsonic project was the result of a summer internship with Samsung, and that if interest takes off, that the Colorsonic may be realized. (That means Colorsonic might even exist in the real world … but that the power … is YOURS!)

Designer: Rhea Jeong


  • Lamah says:

    Very interesting! It seems like it is well within the bounds of current or near-future technology. But will you be able to customize the playlist when away from the computer? Maybe stroking your finger around the ring could enable a mode where you can drag to adjust the boundaries of the coloured areas.

  • designodoubt says:

    Hello Rhea~ 🙂
    The movie that shows how the GUI works was outstanding!

  • suprsonic says:

    would it be better to have song title and author on circles around on the ring display on top of the colors?

  • Colin says:

    Great Idea,
    I associate the colours red and black with rock music.

    It would be cool if this was incorporated into a light show..

  • pouet says:

    very interesting concept, I’d define the colors of each music genre at the first software startup, instead of manually song tagging (is it already working this way?)

  • HAM says:

    rhea! please show me ‘how to works’ video^_________^

  • ch says:

    Cool, but might this work better as an application on something like an iphone? The user would have the artist and song name along with the functionality described here. I just like being able to see song and artist information.

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