project › quantifying contentment
For over 60 days I tried to gather statistics about my mood and a number of factors that I felt impacted it. In an attempt to correlate these two things I would draw and color a self portrait depending on how I felt and keep a tally of the different variables that could affect these moods. These variables included: hours of sleep I had, number of alcoholic drinks, cups of coffee, days since I last had sex, negative thoughts about myself, minutes of mediation, and minutes of exercise. From this data I created a number of stacked area graphs showing the distribution of these feelings by color in regards to each variable over the course of this social experiment. Also to mark the commencement of this project I wrote a manifesto to remind myself of the project's goals. The following is what I collecting during this process.