Friday, April 15, 2011

Jonathan Harris

"In this dazzling exploration of contemporary human feelings, digital whiz kids Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris use their computer programs to peer into the inner lives of millions, constructing a vast and deep portrait of our collective emotional landscape. Armed with custom software that scours the English-speaking world's new Internet blog posts every minute, hunting down the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling," the authors have collected over 12 million feelings since 2005, amassing an ever-growing database of human emotion that adds more than 10,000 new feelings a day" (

Go here to interact with this project:
1. Click on "Open We Feel Fine"
2. Move mouse around to push the "confetti" of feelings in the window
3. Click on one of the dots to see the specific feeling. 

Some have photos, most have quotes and place of origin. 
At the top, there is a menu of options to sort by age, gender, day of week, weather, etc.
So cool!

More of his work.

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