Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris
  • Founder
    Cowbird

Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, Jonathan Harris designs systems to explore and explain the human world. His projects range from building the world's largest time capsule (with Yahoo!) to documenting an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt on the Arctic Ocean (with a warm hat). He is the creator of wefeelfine.org, which continuously measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis and has made other projects about online dating, modern mythology, anonymity, news and language. After studying computer science at Princeton University, he won a 2005 Fabrica fellowship and three Webby Awards. His work has also been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica, the state of Vermont, and by Print Magazine, which named him a “2008 New Visual Artist”. His projects have been shown at The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), and have appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC and Bhutanese television. He lives in California.