Laugh Logger is coded, maintained, and administered by Jeremy Butler, a Creative Media JCM professor, at the University of Alabama. It was formerly a service of the Telecommunication and Film Department, the College of Communication and Information Sciences, and the University of Alabama.
- January 1, 2020: Version 0.3, converted code to PHP Data Objects (PDO); moved to new server.
- November 1, 2014: Laugh Logger went into early alpha (public) release.
- 13:44 CDT on October 30, 2014: Laugh Logger was forked from Shot Logger. It has been munching on laughtrack data since laugh data from a Seinfeld episode were input into the system.
Current Data Summary
- Separate laugh instances logged: 540 (some multiple instances are taken from individual episodes to allow for commercial breaks)
- TV programs logged: 47
- Individual laughs (screen shots) logged: 37,991
- Average length of all laugh intervals: 16.20
- Data last updated: February 09, 2018
Laugh Logger is an open-source project and the images stored here are intended for non-commercial, critical, teaching, and scholarship purposes (see our copyright statement). The Laugh Logger code, its Shot Logger codebase, and Shot/Laugh Logger data are copyrighted © 2007-2021 by Jeremy Butler, but they are distributed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3—meaning that you may make non-commerical use of them as long as you attribute Laugh Logger and agree to share your own work under a similar license.
No programming code, data, text, images, or video/sound on LaughLogger.org may be reproduced for commercial purposes. However, educational and other non-commercial uses are permitted, if proper attribution is given.
Laugh Logger To-Do List
Laugh Logger is still in early stages of development. Much remains to do.
- Create system to delete bad frames/data from LL.
- Add more charts, using Google (?) or another charting engine.
- Calculate cumulative data for Laugh Logger & chart it automatically.
- Make data available for download.
- Publicly release to GitHub.
- Before public release, create a config file with variables to site-specific info (including Twitter account)