Today, Submarine Channel launched their Unspeak project, powered by Ai Applied's technologies. Ai Applied's Data Miner System enables the monitoring of frequency of use of different Unspeak terms, as well as a analysis of the sentiment expressed in those messages, the estimation of age and gender of message writers, and the extraction of their opinions from masses of information.
Unspeak project is an interactive documentary investigating the manipulative power of language, based on British journalist Steven Poole´s intriguing book of the same name. Blending filmmaking, data, technology, and design, the story of Unspeak unfolds across a series of short films, data visualizations, and a participatory dictionary in an interface designed for the web and tablet.
Unspeak is a form of coded language that can be learned, and the documentary aims to kickstart the conversation, educate and empower audiences, and make the prevalence of Unspeak framing visible to the public. People will not be taken in for a moment by the power of deceptive language if we actually stop to think about it. Once you tune in to the wealth of daily Unspeak talk, you'll start seeing and hearing it everywhere. And then, perhaps, we can fight back.
For more information, and to play around with the visualizations, we highly recommend a peek at: