December 13, 2011

Art project measures the mood of German town

Fühlometer (Feel-o-meter) is an interactive art installation that shows the mood of a city by displaying it in the form of a giant Smiley on the lighthouse. The system reads emotions out of random people's faces from cameras installed along the lake. The faces are analyzed by sophisticated software (contributed by the Fraunhofer Institut) and rated either happy, sad or indifferent.

The obtained mood data is then stored on a server and processed in real-time and visualized by the smiley

The system has been developed as joint project by the artists Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus, and Richard Wilhelmer.


What a cool project for the gang at Lymbix to somehow adapt and/or partner with and add their sentiment analysis technology as it relates to online communications.