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The Emotional Breakdown

August 24, 2011 at 1:20 by Tim Comments

Like so many good ideas, this piece is astonishingly simple. A site uses facial recognition to detect the mood of people in photos. In particular it uses the photographs of The Guardian’s 24 Hours in Pictures to create these graphic breakdowns.

The Emotional Breakdown is an experimental visualization based on the photo feed of the Guardian’s top news stories

You can also try to apply it to any website here. Read the full story here and while you are at it, check out more interesting Hack Day experiments here. What do you think, what else could this be used for?

Agency:  Friends of the Web

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