The musical galaxy uses data visualization in order to translate personal music collections into three-dimensional projections in space. The resulting virtual image is a naturally navigable playlist.
Audience members are encouraged to scan their personal music collections, which are then analyzed, song by song, based on their rhythm, style, the performing artist and other attributes. A tailored algorithm plots the songs into a three-dimensional space according to the analyzed attributes in a way that groups similar songs, and separates dissimilar songs. Upon completion of the process, a 3D projection of the resulting mapping is displayed, representing each song as a star in space so that the playlist owners can navigate through their own personal musical galaxy.