Ever wonder what someone across the world is feeling or thinking at this very minute? Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar’s exploratory look into global human emotion allows you to find out. Since 2005, these guys have been on a mission to collect a range of feelings from blogs such as LiveJournal, MSN Spaces, MySpace, Blogger, Flickr, Technorati, Feedster, Ice rocket, and Google. Every ten minutes phrases and photos containing the words “I feel” or “I am feeling” are automatically updated to the website wefeelfine.org. So even if you don’t consider yourself a creative type, you may be contributing to this global art project without even realizing it.
With between 15,000 and 20,000 new feelings added each day, the site’s unique juxtaposition of computer science, anthropology, visual art, and storytelling serve to be possibly one of the web’s most comprehensive looks into individual’s psychographics. Just think what marketers could do with this information, the ability to see what makes a thirty-year-old male feel ecstatic, depressed, rescued, victorious, candid, or vulnerable in Europe in the rain. Net.art meets practicality at wefeelfine.org.