How is Earth Feeling?

Global Finalist

How is Earth Feeling? made it to the Global Award Finals (Top 25)


Develop a web tool, mobile device app or add-on for existing apps or websites that leverages NASA imagery and climate data to illustrate the impacts of our changing Earth in areas of interest to you. Some ideas to explore include:

  • Use NASA Earth observations data, social media, smart phones, and Short Message Service (SMS) text phones to collect Earth observations and connect public in local, regional, and national networks to communicate about our changing planet.
  • Examine current natural events curated by NASA’s EONET (Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker) by browsing global historical and near real-time imagery from space.
  • Upload images or other data points demonstrating visible observations and how they compare to satellite data. For example, generating early-warning alerts or validating precipitation rates reported from NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.
  • Integrate NASA imagery with a mobile assistant to allow for dynamic image generation based on a basic request structure.

Check out our presentation!

NASA records huge amounts of data about our climate that’s useful for scientists around the world.

Everyday-people don’t know how to process this information, NASA has a language problem.

We asked, what’s the one way that every human being, across all cultures, can communicate incredibly complex information, even babies?

Facial expressions.

If a picture can tell a thousand words, then an expressive look can convey millions of data points.

So we built a site that gives real time updates on what NASA data is saying about our climate, but the data is conveyed in a simple language, Earth based Face Data.

For example if NASA data shows an increase in global temperatures than the Earth appears worried.

The site takes into account social media to show how much focus we’re putting on the environment socially and in the news.

The site also generates a continuos Earth mood soundtrack, using the metadata in tracks on Spotify.

Just showing the data isn’t enough. We leave visitors with positive information that they can implement, which will lead to a happier Earth.

Prototype Website

Github Repository

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