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02.19.13 Eugene Reznik

Having already pinpointed the happiest intersection in Manhattan at 7th and 77th (near Hayden Planetarium), the applied mathematicians at Computational Story Lab are expanding their scope in an effort to map out the existential condition of the entire country. Unlike art cartographer Eric Fischer who used geotag data of tweets to map density of twitter […]

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04.05.11 Marina Galperina

Germany is the happiest country in the world, according to Twitter. Alexander Davies is working on a PhD in Machine Learning at Cambridge, so he made you this nifty map computing the world’s happiness according to Twitter into a map. It all depends on ratios of “happy,” “feliz” and “xxx” to  “poor,” “ouchies,” “miedo” and […]

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06.25.10 Marina Galperina

This prequel/variation on Todd Solondzs’ Happiness looks horrible because the trailer is all full of bees… What? Why is there a YouTube button for vuvuzelas? I hate you, Internet! Anyway, here’s Life During Wartime, another sad tale of all kinds of familial awfulness, featuring Basket Case and Pee Wee Herman. […]

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12.18.09 Cajun Boy

A study conducted by European economists found that New Yorkers are generally more miserable than people from other states. Shocking, right? Conversely, people from Louisiana ranked as the happiest of all, but that’s because Louisianians are too drunk to give a shit about how fucked they are. Also, Louisiana has good food and the local […]

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