The Infinite Monkey Theorem Experiment

Country/area: United States

Organisation: The Pudding

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 1 Apr 2020

Credit: Russell Goldenberg and Amber Thomas

Project description:

This project uses popular songs, a piano, and a monkey to explain probablity.

Impact reached:

The project is an ongoing engagement experiement with our audiences, allowing them to see and feel probability in real-time.

Techniques/technologies used:

The project heavily relies on D3.js and the Web Audio API. It’s built with HTML/CSS/JS.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The hardest part of the project was the math behind all of the possible combinations of notes.

What can others learn from this project?

A project’s lifecycle lasts well beyond when you hit the publish button.

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