Nidhi Malhotra introduced me to this project. I think is really awesome. You just enter the website and start making music, supported by a very simple and intuitive graphical interface. When you log in, other random players appear in the same sound space as you. It is an interesting idea that you can explore music with someone you don’t even know, but it totally works, and this is totally relevant to my research. I’ve heard from some people that collaboration does not appear spontaneously, but this project is a proof of the opposite.
The balance of expressivity and complexity is very defined here: it is definitely a tool for primary exploration, mostly for novices, but a more experienced user (a musician for instance) can also have fun with the interface because the experience is very engaging.
Try it out : http://labs.dinahmoe.com/plink/
Note: works only on Google Chrome