Ruby, Sinatra, Redis, Heroku, Sentiment Analysis, Instagram API
As part of the leadup to the Carnegie Museum of Art's Distant Feel Exhibit, the Gulf Tower, a landmark building in downtown Pittsburgh became a giant mood ring for Pittsburgh.
Using the Instagram API, I collected photos from across the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and analyzed them for their general mood. This was used to calculate a positive and negative score for the entire city.
This score was then used to create a giant data visualization using the lighting on the Gulf Tower.
For more information, see the CMOA blog.