The Diagonal Of Personal Ecstasy

The Diagonal Of Personal Ecstasy

Sentiment Analysis of Latest PornMD Searches

The Diagonal Of Personal Ecstasy - (Real-Time Sentiment Analysis of Latest PornMD Searches)

Janis Lejins

2015

Web Application

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This work retrieves the latest PornMD searches. The search metadata is marked according to whether the user is searching for 'Gay', 'Transexual' or 'Straight' porn.

From this information the computer generates a baseline colour value - blue for straight, purple for gay and green for transexual.

The program then reads the search information. The program uses sentiment analysis to assign relative colour values.

The sentiment analysis judges the perceived levels of objectivity vs subjectivity and positivity vs negativity of the keywords.

The final colour is the result of multiplying the base colour value against the subjective value generated by the keywords

For example a highly subjective search that is also highly negative will produce a vivid dark colour generally shifted towards the red spectrum conversly a highly objective search term which is neither positive nor negative will produce a gray or neutral tone.

This colour data is updated to the webpage as it is needed. In this way the work renders literal, real-time, human sexual desire as a diverse changing spectrum of colours.

A version of this work is also available as a part of a larger light installation. This larger work will go on show at the Australian National University School of Art from the 24th of November this year.