We Feel Fine is on exhibit at the Adobe Museum of Digital Media. First, I’m utterly smitten and enthralled with data visualization work. Harris and Kamvar created this project back in 2005 and wanted to show the world’s feelings, individually and collectively, to showcase the human condition in a way that was both engaging and begs the question of whether we are truly alone in the way we feel. The answer is yes (and no). As unique as we all are, there are universal ideas/concepts/feelings humans experience everyday and We Feel Fine is a contribution to the digital media and arts movement that is evidence of the desire to be connected to the world, to each other, whether we admit it or not.
Although there have been mixed reviews of the Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM), I’m a huge fan and it’s a virtual space I cannot resist. I’ve anticipated the latest exhibition, Inform: Turning Data into Meaning, curated by Thomas Goetz (Executive Editor of Wired Magazine). One of the exciting aspects of the exhibition was seeing artist Aaron Koblin as one of the exhibiting artist. Koblin sits on the board of directors at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), which is the arts and technology organization I volunteer for!! I highly recommend exploring and sharing your thoughts on the show. I will try to post my reflections but with a few personal projects and work deadlines, it will take me some time. Again, please take a look around the AMDM. It’s the only museum you visit at 3 am with no security guard, admission fee, or crowd.