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Why is this in our collection?

Planetary is a software application (app) written in C++ using the Cinder framework, originally designed as an alternative music player to the iPad’s default Music app. Planetary visualizes your music collection as a series of celestial bodies. Songs are moons, albums are planets, artists are suns—and the orbits of each are determined by the length of albums and tracks. Their brightness represents their frequency of playback and their behavior is governed by known celestial mechanics. Version 2.0 of the software added new celestial occurrences, such as eclipses and solar flares. Although generated algorithmically, the abstract surfaces and atmospheres of planets are based upon the cover art of the album... more

This is a software and source code from United States. It is dated 2011–12 and we acquired it in 2013. Gift of Ben Cerveny, Tom Carden, Jesper Andersen, and Robert Hodgin.

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Its medium is

c++ and objective-c source files

Its dimensions are

File size (not incl. image files and other assets): 12779 lines

We have 1 video that features Software And Source Code, Planetary, 2011–12.

Ben Cerveny on Planetary App

Designer Ben Cerveny talks about Planetary, a music library visualization app for iPad, as well as the future of interaction design.

This object was designed by Robert Hodgin and Bloom Studio

This object was donated by Jesper Andersen , Ben Cerveny and Tom Carden

A timeline of event horizons

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