Emotion Harvest

“… a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 – 20,000 new feelings per day. Using a series of playful interfaces, the feelings can be searched and sorted across a number of demographic slices, offering responses to specific questions like: do Europeans feel sad more often than Americans? Do women feel fat more often than men? Does rainy weather affect how we feel? What are the most representative feelings of female New Yorkers in their 20s? What do people feel right now in Baghdad? What were people feeling on Valentine’s Day? Which are the happiest cities in the world? The saddest?”
We Feel Fine / mission

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Hysteria

New technologies evoke a variety of reactions, not the least of which is fear. From coverage of the Kevin Mitnick case to “cyberterrorism”, the popular press plays upon fear around new technology in order to deliver an audience to advertisers.

The result?

Disinformation, and, at worst, manipulation.

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