#happy is… book to be released with Kickstarter support

By August 14, 2015General, News


Help support the #happy is… project with Kickstarter! I am self-publishing a book of prints and the data behind #happy Instagram photos. #happy is… began with a simple question: what does happiness look like? My research quickly turned to social media to crowdsource information on how people show happiness. I collected information on public Instagram photos hashtagged as #happy for over a year. With a large dataset of information, I used a computer programming language called Processing to create data visualizations. These works have been printed and exhibited in galleries and institutions, but the process behind their creation remained hidden — until now!

Any help is greatly appreciated, even if that means passing word along to your friends and family. Thank you for your support!


This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).