Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris
artist and storyteller working primarily on the Internet

 

JONATHAN HARRIS is an artist and storyteller working primarily on the Internet. His work involves the exploration and understanding of humans, on a global scale, through the artifacts they leave behind on the Web.

He was awarded a 2004 Fabrica Fellowship, and is the creator of such projects as "We Feel Fine", which uses large scale blog analysis to study human feelings; "Lovelines", which explores the emotional spectrum between love and hate; "10x10", which automatically selects the top 100 words and pictures in the world every hour based on what's happening in the news; " WordCount", which presents the 88,000 most frequently used English words as a very long sentence; and "Phylotaxis", a study of science and culture. He was recently commissioned by Yahoo! to create "the world's largest time capsule", which was available for one month online, in ten languages.

He studied computer science at Princeton University, where his thesis was a system that automatically gathers and clusters similar news articles from a large number of online sources.

The winner of two 2005 Webby Awards, Harris' work has also been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica, ID Magazine, and the State of Vermont, and has been featured by CNN, Reuters, BBC, The Guardian,USA Today, NPR and Wired. He has lectured at the National Academy of Sciences, the TED Conference, Parson's School of Design, Princeton and Stanford Universities, and at Google. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.