Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris have taken their interactive application We Feel Fine to another level—or should I say they taken it to a more basic level? In addition to the playful visualization that was presented at TED and POP!Tech conference they released a beatifully designed book entitled We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion.
The data that drives the application and the content of the book comes from blog posts from all around the world. Sep and Jonathan scan new blog posts as they are published for the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling” once a minute and thereby have collected over 12 million feelings since 2005. The database is growing by 15’000 to 20’000 records per day.
The printed version contains a selected collection of these feelings. Combined with personal photos and grouped by topic the records really come to life and give an impressive overview over the range of the captured human emotions. In addition to the inspirational photo spread there are detailed visualizations about the data. Relating emotions or mood density get explained by beautifully designed graphs.