Wednesday, January 14, 2009

They feel fine. Do you?

Ok people. This is SO COOL!

Seriously I am actually excited about this. No sarcasm. I know it might be hard to decifer since I am usually bitter and snatchy in my posts.

But for real real this is awesome.

There is a website called We Feel Fine

According to their mission statement they define themselves as the following:

"We Feel Fine is an exploration of human emotion on a global scale.

Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting 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 such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). Because blogs are structured in largely standard ways, the age, gender, and geographical location of the author can often be extracted and saved along with the sentence, as can the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written. All of this information is saved...

...The interface to this data is a self-organizing particle system, where each particle represents a single feeling posted by a single individual. The particles' properties – color, size, shape, opacity – indicate the nature of the feeling inside, and any particle can be clicked to reveal the full sentence or photograph it contains. The particles careen wildly around the screen until asked to self-organize along any number of axes, expressing various pictures of human emotion. We Feel Fine paints these pictures in six formal movements titled: Madness, Murmurs, Montage, Mobs, Metrics, and Mounds.

At its core, We Feel Fine is an artwork authored by everyone. It will grow and change as we grow and change, reflecting what's on our blogs, what's in our hearts, what's in our minds. We hope it makes the world seem a little smaller, and we hope it helps people see beauty in the everyday ups and downs of life."

Sorry I know that is a little wordy, but I thought it was interesting. So basically for those of you whose minds turn off at the sight of long paragraphs, they search blogs and find what people's emotions are then display them in for all to see in a way that is visually stimulating to the eye. It is awesome.

So go to the website and see it for yourself.

I wonder if they have even taken anything from my blog. Well I might as well help them out

"I feel excited about my life and the fact that it's only just begun."


1 comment:

Matthew said...

I could play with this thing for hours. Really puts your existence into perspective, doesn't it?