Andy Reagan of the Hedonometer talks about the shapes of stories and how they learned what words are "happy".

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We talk a great deal about the origins and development of the Hedonometer which you can check out here: Hedonometer.org

The primary inspiration for the project was Kurt Vonnegut's idea that stories have shapes that repeat themselves and that certain shapes may experience more popularity than others. See him talking about it a little here: Kurt Vonnegut on the Shape of Stories

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