We Feel Fine

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006

We Feel Fine describes itself as 'an exploration of human emotion, in six movements.' It's a set of interesting visualizations of recent weblog posts that contain the phrases 'I feel' or 'I am feeling'. It's a very dynamic application so you really should visit the site to get a feel for it. This first image gives a snapshot of the 'Madness' view where the posts are represented by small geometirc shapes that move around. Selecting a post gives the text snippet containing the phrase of interest.

This second image shows the 'Mobs - by Feeling' view which gives a graph showing the most common feelings with a little horizontal bar chart.

The third image shows the 'Mobs - by Age' view which gives a vertical bar chart illustrating the age distribution. The question mark shows that most of the posts are by authors whose age cannot be determined.

This application has lots of interesting features. The shapes representing posts move smoothly into their new positions when one view is transitioned into another. The visualization components were constructed with Processing.


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