Monthly Archives: October 2011

Visualizations, hallucinations and surreal screen spaces


“We Feel Fine” is a colorful collection of thoughts, statements and affirmations. This interactive website was conceived and created by “digital whiz kids” Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar. According to mission statement on http://www.wefeelfine.org, the website “harvests the human feelings from a large number of web-blogs.”
The website is a visualization of an automatic log that searches the blogosphere for statements regarding human emotion. The website was build with an interfaces, which searches a multitude of online statements and sorts them across a number of demographic categories. “Every few minutes, the system searches the world’s newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling”.”

It is an intimate glimpse into the thoughts of millions of strangers who have bravely posted their thoughts to the world. It truly takes storytelling to a whole other level.
“We Feel Fine presents a comprehensive contemporary portrait of the world’s emotional landscape, exploring the ups and downs of everyday life in all its color, chaos, and candor.” Upon borrowing the website, once can’t help but sense like they are entering into an exclusive conversation of a vast number of strangers.