April 4, 2010

We feel fine - Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar designed "We feel fine" to explore and explain the human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds, the system records the sentence up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). A really interesting thing is that further information sucha as age, gender, weather, and geographical location of the author can also be extracted.

We Feel Fine is a live almanaque of human feelings structured in six formal movements titled: Madness, Murmurs, Montage, Mobs, Metrics, and Mounds.


Try it here!

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