A Tag Cloud of Our Collective Consciousness

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by: Idris Mootee

Jonathan Harris, artist, computer scientist and Internet
anthropologist, wants to make sense of the infinite world on the Web —
so he builds dazzling graphic interfaces that help us visualize the
data floating around out there. He has made projects about human emotion, human desire, modern mythology, science, news, and language. Here’s an interesting presentation as he talks about a project called
“We Feel Fine,” a project that scours blogs to collect the planet’s
emoti(c)ons, and the “Yahoo! Time Capsule,” which preserves images,
quotes and thoughts snapped up in 2006. And he premieres “Universe,”
which presents current events as constellations of words — a tag cloud
of our collective consciousness. This was recorded March 07 Montery CA.

Original Post:http://mootee.typepad.com/innovation_playground/2007/08/a-tag-cloud-of-.html