Data as Art Research: mood.cloud

mood.cloud  –  Data as Art
in research with Interaction Design Lab, Cornell University
(summer of 2014)

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artistic statement:

Emotional status is something that forms and passes like a cloud in the air.  What if an installation can hold and collect individual emotional statuses and displays how we all feel together in the same space?  Will collective emotional awareness influence individual moods and vice versa?

- Younghui Kim, Lead Artist

This interactive installation is a visual representation of collective emotional moods that are translated from PAM (The Photographic Affect Meter, JP Pollak, Phil Adams, and Geri Gay) input.  The PAM is a one-click measure of emotional state now widely used in place of or in addition to traditional pen and paper psychological assessments.

This piece is an on-going collaborative research to see how these voluntary PAM inputs of building users would be relate to the visual representation of collected mood at a given timeframe.   This mood.cloud platform can be re-programed in diverse visual patterns.

lotsofLEDs
working with LED strips

 

mood.cloud - model
mood.cloud – model

 

mood.cloud TEAM

Younghui Kim – Lead Artist
Hyuns Hong – Artist, Engineer
Jung-Ho Son, Artist, Programmer
Jacqueline Chien, Fabricator
Lindsay Reynolds, Project Manager
Geri Gay, Kenneh J. Bissett Professor, Communication/Information Science, IDL Director

(partially funded by Intel and CIS Dean’s Office)

Body Graffiti at HCI 2010

body graffiti at HCI Party 2010, Phoenix Park, Korea

<wearables on Bboy dancers from Last For One, taken by HCI staff – I was in the back stage>

Body Graffiti is a wearable technology research project at WCU Digital Media Public Art Research Center at Hongik U. (in collaboration with Dan Mikesell, Hyuns Hong and Last For One, Jan 2010)

copyright 2010, Hongik U. Younghui Kim