15 April 2009

we feel fine

So I'm in the midst of a small obsession with TED talks (which, if you don't already know, are amazing) and I recently listened to one given by Jonathan Harris, a self-described collector of stories. Harris is the founder of We Feel Fine, a project that aims to amass and share the feelings of ordinary people everywhere. Harris' internet program constantly scans the web for blog posts that contain the words 'I feel...' Each sentence containing the phrase is then incorporated into We Feel Fine, which catalogues and visualizes all the feelings collected into one huge interactive website. The site itself is organized into six 'movements,' or six different ways to view the data about what we as a society are feeling. If this description has left you confused, that's because you have to see We Feel Fine to get it. See Harris' TED talk here, and hop on over to the website to check it out for yourself. 

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