Monday, February 06, 2006

Emotion Map

Here is some interesting research being done on combining emotions with location awareness and mapping:

The Greenwich Emotion Map is part of NODE.London whose site says "is committed to building the infrastructure and raising the visibility of media arts practice in London.Working on an open,collaborative basis,NODE.London will culminate,in its first year,in a month long season of media arts projects across London in March 2006".Two free public workshops will be held at Independent Photography in Greenwich,and "participants will be able to see the current Greenwich Emotion Map produced by local residents and then create their own emotion map walk in the area.Participants will use a Bio Mapping device that measures their Galvanic Skin Response,which is an indicator of emotional arousal connected to their geographical location.The resulting maps encourage personal reflection on the complex relationship between us,our environment and our fellow citizens.By sharing this information we can construct maps that visualise where we as a community feel stressed and excited.Will seeing other people’s experiences allow us to engage differently with our environment?"

Via Smartmobs

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