The modified new version of “BreatheOut” was exhibited at QUT biennial event, Robotronica 2019. I added new sensors that resemble a Calla lily flower to allow the audience to mix the data visualiszation with the live Brisbane air data. By breathing out to the flower planted in the living plant, the local Brisbane audience can add new particles that represent Brisbane PM 2.5 (Particle Matters) quality in different colors depending on the air quality status. For example, the large screen displays the current air quality of Seoul city, Gangnam-gu and the real-time air quality data from Brisbane CBD will get mixed with Seoul air in the screen by breathing out to the sensor.
‘지나간 생각, 다시 Passed Thoughts, Again’ is the second annual exhibition by the MAG (Media Artists Group) art students + artists group formed together with Penser – media art students group in Hongik University (Advisor: Younghui Kim) and 259 – art students group in Yensei University. To contribute to their passionate exhibition, I presented one of my new work in progress project.
, 2016 – Data Art – Work in Progress
(Electronic Citation on Idealogical Rice)
What value does RICE represent to us today?
Rice used to be exchanged as a currency in old Korea. People used to pay tax in bags of rice. Rice is still sacred in this society and is commodity that is being protected from global market and holds political and economical idea and value.
With all the complexity what Rice represent in this culture, the artist is throwing an open question by contrasting the old currency (Rice) and the new currency (Bit Coin) and see its value and changes in relations to each other.
An artwork of a string full of rice in 1 Kg is representing the real-time value changes of one of the commodity, Rice in relation to the value of a Bit Coin that is being exchanged in market every minute. The data algorithm calculates __Kg of rice which one Bit Coin can buy according to the market exchange values then display in different colors of lighting pattern based on its rises and fall.
After two days of intense workshop on Art.CHI at CHI 2015 in Seoul last April, some of the art projects from this book were displayed as a part of Interactivity Exhibition at CHI. Younghui has participated as one of the organizers of the Art.CHI workshop as well as coordinating the Interactive Art Exhibition.
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Younghui has also submitted her recent data art project, mood.cloud to the Art.CHI. Below is an excerpt from the book.
The project, “mood.cloud” is an exploratory artistic display of data as art. 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?
For creating a certain mood, people often use lighting effects and colorful lights. When used on a large scale like with “mood.cloud,” lights are somewhat emotionally overwhelming and powerfully expressive. This project visualizes emotional status of people in twenty-four strings of LED lights: the bottom LED string refreshes to the color corresponding to the most recent input and it moves up as more updates occur afterward. Through this representation, one can reflect on the collective emotional status of the people in that space in a timely manner.
mood.cloud – Data as Art
in research with Interaction Design Lab, Cornell University
(summer of 2014)
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-programmed in diverse visual patterns.
Younghui Kim – Lead Artist
Hyuns Hong – Artist, Engineer
Jung-Ho Son, Assistant Artist, Programmer
Jacqueline Chien, Fabricator
Lindsay Reynolds, Project Manager
Geri Gay, Kenneh J. Bissett Professor, Communication/Information Science, IDL Director