MIT Mood Meter has been developed by Javier Hernandez* and M. Ehsan Hoque*, graduate students of the Affective Computing Group headed by Prof. Rosalind W. Picard of MIT Media Lab.

The authors feel excited about creating this first-in-the-world project at MIT, both for its innovation in technology and in understanding human experience, and for the opportunity to engage the great minds of the MIT community. Hopefully, the exhibit will stimulate the deep understanding of the issues that arise as such technology becomes of heightened interest worldwide, with many provocative future commercial and entertainment applications.

* Both authors contributed equally to this exhibit


Meg Rotzel, Producer of FAST Festival, has been instrumental towards the installation of this exhibit by helping in every possible administrative issues. Will Drevo, undergraduate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and Lakshmi Parthasarathy, undergraduate in Computer Science at Harvard University, have significantly contributed on this exhibit. Additionally, we would like to acknowledge Enrique Hernandez, Graphic Designer, for helping us designing the layout of the website, the logo for MIT Mood Meter, and other graphics related issues.


We would like to acknowledge Tod Machover and Rosalind W. Picard, professors of the Media Lab, for their intellectual collaboration and support to this project.

This project has benefited from the supervision of people at several MIT departments: Audio Visual Services (AVS), Information Services & Technology (IS&T), Security and Emergency Management Office (SEMO), Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects (COUHES), and NEtwork Computing SYStems (NECSYS).

The computer vision system of Mood Meter uses OpenCV, SHORE Framework from Fraunhofer, and SDL. This website was built using code from many places over the Internet. While most graphs come from the Google Visualization API, we also used Google Earth API, code from Patrick Wied (heatmap) and other libraries (bars).


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