Holiday Gift Idea – We Feel Fine Book!

December 9, 2009

Last Friday I journeyed into NYC to celebrate the launch of my Big Brother Jon’s 1st book – We Feel Fine!

This book has been a long time coming but has been well worth the wait – it’s a fantastically interesting look at human feelings and emotions through data collected on the internet…specifically through blogs.

Very basically Jon & his friend and collaborator Sep designed a crawler that explores the web and searches for the phrases “I feel” or “I am feeling” and then grabs the whole sentence, a picture if available, and any profile information. From there they cut and splice the data to make sense of it so the book is divided into movements that examines the data in different ways and with beautiful visual accompaniments.

You can read about the mission and more about the project HERE.

I feel VERY proud of my Big Brother bear!!

The book can be purchased in all major book stores as well as on…..go check it out and buy it… is a good gift!

On Friday night there was a small party for family at friends at Cindy Gallop’s amazing “black apartment.”

Jon listens to my Dad give a toast!

The crowd 🙂

Our wonderful hostess Cindy

BIG congratulations again to Jon & Sep – you guys rock and are an inspiration.

Go BUY THE BOOK! (and look closely because I’m in there!)

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