Radar “Aleph of Emotion”, created by the young Mithru Vigneshwara while studying at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, can observe real-time changes in the mood of the people living in a given area.
This creative application detects the key words associated with emotions, in tweets sent and received in the last 35 days, in a given area. A map of happiness of the entire world somehow.
Aleph of Emotions refers to an archive of emotions.
“In this project, I use the Aleph as a metaphor for an archive” says M. Vigneshwara.
This archive is produced by data collected from twitter. Data is collected based on keywords that define certain emotions.
This work uses Robert Plutchik’s list of emotions which proposes 8 basic emotions. Based on this list, you just need then to indicate the area so that the radar collects the emotions.
Therefore, we can imagine that on top of (instead of) travel forums, one of the criteria for our next vacation could also be the local mood.
It’s up to you to decide!