Computational Aesthetics of the Collective Affective Dynamics of IMDB Movie Reviews

Anna Lunterová, Ondrej Spetko, George Palamas

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Abstract

This paper proposes an approach to visualising affective metadata from movie reviews on IMDB. First, a natural language processing (NLP) method is applied for automatic topic modelling and sentiment analysis using contextual valence and subjectivity as measures of emotional expression intensity. A t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbour Embedding (t-SNE) was used to project this meta-data into a compact 2D representation. A cluster analysis was used to extract the spatial dynamics of this representation, which were mapped into a generative visualisation. Each generated visual 'signature' represented the emotional dynamics of a single movie extracted from 150 reviews, for a total of 20 movies. Based on the visualised metadata, a qualitative evaluation of 79 participants demonstrated the capacity to communicate affective metaphors, as well as a robust sense of perceptual consistency. Furthermore, we assert that the generative visualisation of data shows a nuanced expression of an aesthetic approach instead of an abstract articulation of an idea.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics, and X, : XCoAX 2022
EditorsMiguel Carvalhais, Mario Verdicchio, Luísa Ribas, André Rangel
Number of pages44
Place of PublicationCoimbra, Portugal
Publisheri2ADS
Publication date1 Jul 2022
Pages26
Article number26
ISBN (Print)9789899049338
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022
Event10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

: 10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
- CONVENTO SÃO FRANCISCO, Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 6 Aug 20228 Aug 2022
Conference number: 10
https://xcoax.org/

Conference

Conference10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

Number10
LocationCONVENTO SÃO FRANCISCO
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period06/08/202208/08/2022
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Keywords

  • information aesthetics
  • data art

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