Tuesday, 14 August 2012 20:55

Visualising the emotional response to London 2012

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

emoto_logoemoto is a unique data art project that captures and visualises the emotional response to the London 2012 Olympic Games as medals are won and lost. Visit emoto as the events unfold to find out which athletes and topics are most discussed, or view all current messages related to the Games. emototracks Twitter for themes related to the Games, analyses the messages for content and emotional expressions, and visualise topics and tone of the conversation.

emoto_phelps_lochte“For the first time in history we can read and make visible the emotion and attention of the crowd, the athletes and everybody participating, not just in the stadium, but all around the world.".
- Drew Hemment, founder of FutureEverything and co-creator of emoto









emoto_installationFor the duration of the Paralympics, the SENSEable City team will be creating a large scale public installation which will translate real-time the sentiment-analyzed Twitter data into an immersive sensory experience. emoto in London will be on show in Trafalgar Square from August 29 - September 9. If you are in London during the games you will also be able to download the 'emoto in London' app for android; a mobile app which uses live twitter information to create a real-time augmented reality visualization of the online response to the Games on your handheld device. This application is created by SENSEable City Lab, at MIT and made possible by the generous support of General Electric (GE).

Created by Moritz Stefaner, Drew Hemment and Studio NAND. A FutureEverything project with MIT SENSEable City Lab for the London 2012 Festival.

Read 1173 times Last modified on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 21:09

Related items

  • Digital R&D for the arts from Nesta Digital R&D for the arts from Nesta

    With Nesta anouncing that five arts and cultural projects will receive funding from the £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts earlier this month - is it about time that we saw more of this money coming to the North West more speciaficaly Liverpool based arts and cultural organisations.  

    These R&D projects are testing the use of digital technologies to widen audience access and engagement in the arts, with the purpose of developing useful products, services and knowledge for the wider the arts and cultural sector so surely we could be applying for some of this money here. 

  • Curious Minds offers free professional development opportunities for small arts organisations Curious Minds offers free professional development opportunities for small arts organisations

    Free CPD Opportunity - Action Learning with Curious Minds

    As part of their support offer to organisations using the arts to engage with children and young people, they have a number of free Action Learning sets they're hosting this year. If you've not come across Action Learning before, it's a structured problem solving method which involves a group of peers supporting each other to look at their professional challenges and find solutions. It's a really effective method they've used a lot in the past, more information about it is available on their website - http://www.curiousminds.org.uk/alfcm

  • Opportunities: Chorlton Arts Festival submissions now open until 11 Jan, Opportunities: Chorlton Arts Festival submissions now open until 11 Jan,

    Chorlton Arts Festival, one of the leading, annual multi-arts festivals in the UK, is now inviting submissions for 2013.

  • Quieten down at the Noisy Table as Clinic takes to the stage Quieten down at the Noisy Table as Clinic takes to the stage

    bats and beeps

    Interactive artwork Noisy Table, an augmented ping-pong table that makes music and sounds as games are played, arrives in FACT on 6th December.

    Who better to test it out than some of the city's best-loved bands? Over the next 10 weeks 8 bands will compete to be crowned “Bats & Bleeps Ping-Pong Champion!” in a round robin ping-pong tournament. To launch Noisy Table and get the competition underway,  FACT are incredibly happy to welcome Liverpool legends Clinic for an exclusive DJ set and atmospheric electronica artist Afternaut, who will be performing live. 

    It is no wonder that this artwork is coming to FACT as Mike Stubbs the artistic director at FACT has a Ping Pong table is his back room at home and never misses a chance to battle it out against any unsuspecting visitor - Pity the Watch Tower seller.

    Find out more below

  • Nominations Open for the Liverpool Art Prize 2013 Nominations Open for the Liverpool Art Prize 2013
    Liverpool art prize
    Liverpool Art Prize nominations are open for only a couple more weeks for the Liverpool Art Prize 2013. In its sixth year, the annual competition is for artists born or based in the Liverpool City Region and is managed by Metal at Edge Hill Station.
    The fantastic prize of £2000 will be awarded to the winning artist, as well as provide them with an invitation for a solo exhibition at The Walker Art Gallery Liverpool. The winner of the People’s choice award decided by the public voting at the gallery for their choice will be awarded with £1000. 
    Nominations close on 23rd November and you can nominate your favourite at www.liverpoolartprize.com


Please Log in