In this talk Jonathan Harris shows three projects that visualize collective feelings (We Feel Fine), a joint preservation of images, quotes and thoughts in a time capsule (Yahoo! Time Capsule) and visualizing current events and their relationship to “superstars”, location, time and uncover “myths” and “secrets” (Universe).
The visualization are really artistic. Nevertheless these projects also visualize how much information can be mined on the Web. Even without any sophisticated language analysis – “We Feel Fine” simply scans for sentences starting with “I feel” or “I am feeling”.
Related link: The Work of Jonathan Harris