I love the use of tech for visualisations, especially when it is done with the purpose of education, so this one is my recent favourite:
“Over millennia, humans have depicted a vast spectrum of emotions in art that we can relate to our own experiences and which trigger feelings in us.
Can art help refine our understanding of complex human emotions?
We asked 1,300 people to describe how 1,500 paintings make them feel by choosing from different words. The results revealed 25 different emotions that people linked to the artworks they saw. We plotted these feelings on an interactive map, grouping artworks that triggered specific emotions.
This atlas of emotions will help scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, to advance the scientific study of human emotion.
Explore a complex palette of human emotion, how do the colors, brushstrokes, shapes, and subjects make you feel?“
The fantastic works of art are collected in emotional categories….
… and sub-categories:
And when you choose a specific work of art, you can even then see the emotional aspects of it:
It’s a fun way of visualising works of art, but I can see how it could also be used for art therapy and play therapy. Check out the full collection here.