Art-A-Hack™ 2018 Special Edition - Cyfest, St. Petersburg, Russia

Team members:

  • Marina Blinova
  • Alex Goncharenko
  • Sonia Nelyubina
  • Denis Protopopov
  • Mikhail Ptitsin

This team explored sentiment analysis via IBM Watson, a natural language based speech analysis system.

Displaying a word cloud of human emotions for tonal analysis
Displaying a word cloud of human emotions for tonal analysis

Creating animations based on revolutionary Russian supremacist imagery, the team linked analyzed sentiments to a databank of emotion sequences.

A still image from the installation
A still image from the installation

Working from scanned images of painter Alex Goncharenko’s work, animator Sonia Nelubina and new media artist Marina Blinova produced a series of engaging animations with different emotionally-themed content.

The installation in action
The installation in action

Software developer Denis Protopopov investigated sentiment analysis software, and reported to the team on how the software interpreted patterns of speech.

Alex demonstrating emotional imagery from the system
Alex demonstrating emotional imagery from the system