Friday, February 6

I Want You To Want Me by Sep Kamvar

Danah Boyd pointed me to the work of Sep Kamvar. In honor of mid-February I'll highlight the project, I Want You To Want Me an interactive art/visualization project that analyzes the descriptions used in online dating listings. I think the project is still on display at MOMA, but I could be wrong.

There is an incredible video highlighting some example interactions.


Sep also has We Feel Fine, an exploration of human emotion in online blogs.

Amazing projects.

3 comments:

  1. Jeremy B7:43 PM EST

    Wow. That seems like a great idea, but the meaningful visualization really raises it to another level. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for the link, Jeff. Fascinating.

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  3. This is a beautiful piece. But, since it is also an attempt at information visualization, I have to ask: what does it teach us? Or is its aim solely aesthetic?

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