Internet participants choose issues and cultural color models which result in a designated color hue transferred to bays of colored LED lights. Web participants can see the change and status of the installation space via web camera. The shared experience is both the gift of the remote participant, as well as a gauge or color representation of the current world events. Installation visitors are then immersed in the ambient light.
Public Mood Ring at ISEA2006 ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge & the Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art AUGUST 7-13, 2006. A 10' x 20' rectangular canopy with LED lights is integrated into C4F3 Interactive Cafe at San Jose Museum of Art designed by Milan-based design firm Syneo. Installation visitors use the CRT monitor on the counter below to participate in the online lighting selection process.
Initial proposals for the C4F3 Interactive Cafe at San Jose Museum of Art, ISEA2006 ZeroOne
changing light simulation for the Wendal Center
proposal for hanging rectangular canopy with aluminum conduit and Speedrail for ISEA06
Will Pappenheimer/Thom Huchinson
Public Mood Ring at at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
December 8, 2006 18:00 EST - January 19, 2007. External LED lights illuminate the building entrance and facade with the current moood color state.
Gallery participants at the Public Mood Ring relax at the In Space Gallery at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art and affect the mood lighting around them.
Public Mood Ring room installation at the Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland, July 10, 2007 - July 16, 2007. Configuration includes a projection of current and remote participant condtions of news mood states.