Do you wonder how the TED talks narratives flow? Do you wonder if there are any similarities in terms of the ebbs and flows of emotions in each of these narratives.
Building upon my earlier project of open sourcing 5000+ TED Talk narratives, I did something fun. For each of these talks, I built a story graph. Essentially, it is a graph of how the emotions (sentiments, magnitude of the sentiments) vary over the narrative of the entire talk. The results, if I may so, are magical.
Now you understand the reason for my short hiatus from the blog. I was building this.
Head out to https://labs.saranyan.com/projects/ted/storygraph and play with it. Let me know what you like and don't. One thing that I am still working on is similarity search based on the story telling pattern. The intent is to cluster similar speakers around audience engagement, story telling style, narratives and words used, etc.
Here are the story graphs from some of my personal favorites.
The art of stillness
Bring on the learning
Sir Ken Robinson
The price of shame
The power of vulnerability
Your elusive creative genius
The danger of a single story
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Haunting photos of polar ice
The augmented reality of techno magic
Hope you like it. If you do, be an angel and spread the word.