Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Epic Frequency

Wired reports: [edited]

Epic’s site creates oversized waveform images of famous speeches and quotes from the likes of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, Ronald Reagan, and of course, President Obama and Mitt Romney. The stylish data visualisations are 1.5 feet tall by 4 feet wide, ensuring even the smallest inflections and changes in cadence are depicted.

Co-founders Bill Seaver and Nathan Moore conceived the idea while discussing how a waveform of their podcast would make for an interesting conversation piece. Having design and marketing backgrounds, the pair realised people might be interested in audio files with more historical significance, and began curating and designing an initial assortment of celebrated aural images.

They kept their original idea alive too; in addition to the famous recordings, they will also immortalize less-iconic moments, like your podcast, wedding vows, or favorite catchphrase.

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