The Life and Death of Data is a display of over 70.000 plant accessions by the Arnold Arboretum created by Yanni Alexander Loukissas and Krystelle Denis. Rather than displaying the plant accessions, it delivers a quantitative impression of what information the collection of data can convey about the institution.
We Feel Fine, established in 2005, is a large-scale exploration of human emotion displayed on international weblogs. If the system tracks the phrase “I feel” or “I am feeling”, it records the full sentence, and classifies that emotion. Additional age, gender, and geographical location of the author as well as the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written are collected.