Class Notes From Tues 11/12

-For the final Research Project, the task is to explore a particular cite in City Tech, think critically about it, and what about it would be the improvement that will lead to City Tech’s improvement/success. When you look at the cite, go into specifics!

-About the Article:
Outdoor/public space places (ex: parks) seems to be the happiest to the people in NYC.
Some problems with the sample are the 1. timing (2 weeks isn’t enough time to determine people’s happiness through their tweets) and 2. The people who are tweeting (which are the only one’s whose opinion matter). Also, people only report what they think is accurate; therefore, what they say/tweet might not always be trued. They may also be using sarcasm.

-Mining – to take out
-Conjecture – a guess
-Unambiguous – clear
-Quantifying – turning into numbers
-Sentiment – emotion or feeling
-Sentiment Analysis – computer technique where the computers read texts ; in this case, positive comments are coded positive and vice versa.
-Code – how  things are identified and labeled

-^(The positive comments/keywords in people’s tweets are what lead to a graph (hedonometer) showing what the happiest and saddest places are in NY).
-The hedonometer graph represent waves of happiness indicated by people’s tweets overtime (2009-2013). Overtime because when you look at a data you can’t make a conclusion based on it right away.
-Lastly, tweets had the highest collections in positive words; which is how it was determined that the places mentioned in the tweets were the happiest in NYC.

The big picture

It is believed by the students that the professor has the authority, clubs are appreciated. Homework is acknowledged. The desks are too small, we need to be responsible in college in order to be self sufficient. The space seems dull and simple. Everyones experiences are varied by each persons perspective. The elevators go up and down but very slowly. The food is good. School is a good place to interact with people. When you skip orientation theres no need to fit in. The professors are nice and were starting to like math. The atrium is a cool space to be in because it circulates well. expression is important  because it changes the way we feel. The purpose of school is to gain knowledge and retain it so one can become wise.Wisdom is knowledge retained. Apps assess happiness. Track yourself and question your well being. To quantify is to put things into numbers and then learn how to apply data into what is happening in your life. What makes ones quantified self maximum is unknown. Question in general. Is it possible to “hack h(app)iness”? The goal is to save the world. The world working together is going to save the world via love because that is the most powerful law in the universe says the secret text by Byrne. To aggregate means to come together. Build policies to maximize well being. GDP=gross defective profit. Tell yourself perception is key. Measuring, interpretation, aggregation. People can block love from coming to them.

Well Being List In City Tech.

Your Individual performance (grades) Optimistic, Studying/working hard, good professors, good listener, attendance, motivation, respectful, good environment, diligence, responsible, organized.



Competing needs and priority (example) not eating in the library.

People you surround yourself with – Peers

Supporting networkers – Studying network

Support/Resources – Tutor/Advisor/Library/Student Planner/Computer/Technology

Infrastructure – Cafeteria, Bathrooms, Classroom, Elevators,

Light, Temperature, noise, acoustics of the room.

The Black Board, Projector