Enlarge Your Consciousness
Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free grabs emotions in real-time from social networks and uses them to gain better understanding of the way human beings have transformed by using digital technologies and networks.
A real-time process has been designed to extract real-time public information from multiple social networks. Specifically, the following social networks are used:
The texts, comments, tips, image/video captions published by online users were anonymized and processed using Natural Language Analysis.
These services were used to pilot a series of information visualizations and a physical installation, as well as generative sounds which parametrically represent the emotions generated in real-time by social network users.
A set of boxes was designed to contain the profile of a single, random social network user. 100 hundred boxes of this type were produced, randomly selecting users whose emotions came up while processing data for the visualizations and installation.
Each box contained a link and a QRCode. They led to an address at which a small interface showed the profile image of the user (but without showing any other data which could be used to identify him/her/it) together with the list of the most recent emotions expressed on social networks.
The user was transformed into a sort of social-network-mediated-tamagotchi. A human Tamagotchi.
We put the boxes on sale for 9.99 euros.