Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris: I Want You To Want Me

Check out the work of Jonathan Harris and Iranian-American Sep Kamvar at the MoMA in NYC. Their project entitled I Want You To Want Me is part of the new Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit. If you can’t make it to New York, there’s a YouTube video above that demonstrates the project, which pulls in data from dating sites to create a visualization of human desire. Very awesome.

Harris and Kamvar have worked together on other projects, including the clothing company Distilled. Kamvar also leads personalized search at Google and teaches at Stanford.

Here’s a video from Sarah Meyers/Pop17.com that includes snippets of an interview with Kamvar and Harris (I love the way it’s shot):

Read more about Kamvar’s work on his website. And see Jonathan Harris’s other projects here.