The database is then visualized through the Website. It is designed like a picture book, and has an image of the universe and earth within. The icons that are shaped as human figures in six colors appear on earth everyday, symbolizing the six categories of feelings of the day; 24 hours later, each “person” is transformed into a “star” and rises up in to the universe. The universe consequently is constructed from a record of feelings from the past. All icons, stars and human figures, are clickable to show the words and links to the original blogs that were captured. The database is also used to show a balance of the six colors/feelings on a graph on a daily and yearly basis. Moreover, COLORS Project also includes a system that automatically edits the database into a digest and creates a movie.
What can be shown from COLORS Project? It may seem a mere collection of everyday activities of nameless individuals. However, we believe that, as small and meaningless as it may appear, the approach, which focuses on the lives of individuals, will turn out to be a significant factor in the informational media technology. COLORS Project is a recording device created to share such a perspective at the ultimate scale: mankind.
Director: Hideaki Ogawa
Movie: Tomonori Kondo
Music: Satoshi Onodera
Web Site: Yuichi Tamagawa, Yuichiro Haraguchi, Emiko Ogawa
Colors System: Taizo Zush, Junichi Yura, Sakura Toyabe
Server Construction: Mizuya Sato, Junichi Yura
Graphics & Editorial: Yoko Minagawa
Collaboration with: Keio University 21th Century COE Program Next Generation Media and Intelligent Social Infrastructure