Collaboration with Owen Coolidge
Mood Map is a real-time visualization displaying concentrations of varying ‘agressive’ emotional sentiment across the city of Montréal. The Mood Map is created by crawling the most recent Tweets posted within the limits of Montréal . The Tweets are run through a sentiment
analysis algorithm whose results are represented as colour on the map. Individual Tweets are displayed out of their original contexts, and the often humorous and profane texts may stand as examples of people’s exaggerated personas when crafting online identities.