Passively Mapping Emotional Sentiment To Better Understand Happiness

Passively Mapping Emotional Sentiment To Better Understand Happiness

The Mood Meter is an installation helping a team at MIT better understand how environmental conditions impact happiness.

Kyle Studstill
  • 13 april 2011

As part of MIT’s ongoing Festival of Art, Science and Technology, a team from the Affective Computing Group of the MIT Media Lab has put together a series of installations designed to track the emotional sentiment of common spaces throughout campus. Cameras at these installations capture facial expressions of passersby, recording the number of smiles over time and feeding the data to a dynamic map.

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