Today Muse launched the Social Connectome (http://connectome.muse.mu/), a 3-D Google Chrome visualization of the Muse fanbase, created in homage to the Human Connectome project which inspired the artwork for the band's forthcoming new album The 2nd Law, due out on October 2nd via Warner Bros. Records.
The Social Connectome allows people to add themselves to a 3-D visual network of Muse fans, build their own branch of friends and unlock an exclusive track from The 2nd Law. As more and more fans join the network, incremental 30-second clips of the new track "The 2nd Law: Isolated System" will be revealed. Each branch is made up of unique recommendations, most of which will be made via Facebook and Twitter. The Connectome can be moved in 3-D space, zoomed in and will pulse to the music when the track is unlocked. This is next level web technology.
Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Since forming in 1994, they have released five studio albums selling upwards of 15 million albums worldwide. The group's last album The Resistance reached Number 1 in 19 countries around the world, and they have won numerous awards around the world including a Best Rock Album Grammy Award and an American Music Award for The Resistance. Muse will release their new studio album The 2nd Law on October 2nd and will tour the world in support of it. On October 6th the band will return to Saturday Night Live for a live performance.