Designer & Developer
Butterfly is an interactive data visualization project made with WebGL and Leap Motion.
I exported all my conversations from Facebook Messenger in the past three years and apply sentiment analysis to identify trends in the emotional content. A single sentence is represented as a 3D object with a unique shape and color based on the content, animated into the scene according to the time the message was originally sent. The audience can use the Leap Motion sensor to control the butterfly (representing my past self) and navigate it through my different emotional stages.
We are continuously communicating with different people and listening to different voices. Conversations are such a big part of our lives. They excite us and bring us joy, but at times can also lead us to confusion and depression. It is fascinating to look back on past conversations and see how they have come to shape who and where we are today.
If we could turn back time, we could recraft what we wanted to say, avoid what we didn’t want to hear, and foresee future misunderstandings… what would be the result today?