@Speculum Artium 2021
People participate by wearing a device (MOODY®) that measures their excitement-level together with the distances between them.
A clip on the ear measures the temperature constantly while a small light (rgb-led) shows the color/ level of excitement. The scale goes from blue (low excitement) to red (high excitement). All data is sent to a server. With the data of the excitements and mutual distances of the people, we will develop algorithms to visualize and even stimulate the ‘Energies among People’.
During the expo you can join a workshop where we will build devices, upgrade and test algorithms and embody the jewel while interacting with others. You are also invited to add topics to the device-manual and discuss the user-politics.
A world where everyone’s mask seems to fall off and where social interconnectivity is made aware. It can break the ice and change social constructions by making everybody more ‘sensitive’.
Initiated by Jo Caimo (BE), till now developed in collaboration with Jorge Guevara (CO), Pieter-Jan Beeckman (BE). And Sebastian Sprenger (AT) joins the research to initiate the manual/ manifesto.