Emotion Poppy

One hundred years on from the end of the First World War, Australians from across generations are using social media to share photos, stories and memories about the enduring impact of war on them, their families, and our broader society. See a sample of these social media posts.

The Australian War Memorial and CSIRO Data61 have partnered to create the Emotion Poppy, which reflects a real-time view of the emotions expressed by Australians during the Centenary of Armistice period. By analysing the words and emojis used in social media posts, we are able to determine the key emotions expressed by the people who have posted them.

There are 6 key emotions we have identified in social media posts, and these are represented by the 6 colours featured in the stained glass window.

When a colour on the stained-glass poppy shines brighter than the others, it means more people are sharing social media posts with that emotion at that time. Learn more about the 6 emotions featured in the Emotion Poppy.


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