pulse.. D-2008-2012. Rubber, acrylic glass, motors, springs, microcontroller, laptop, java applications, Internet connection, wordpress.com API. 40 x 40 x 25 cm. Based on my work pulse from 2008
pulse.. is a live-visualization of recent emotional expressions, written on private weblogs hosted at wordpress.com. Weblog entries are compared to a list of emotions, which refers to Robert Plutchik’s seminal book Psychoevolutionary Theory of Emotion published in 1980. Plutchik describes eight basic human emotions in his book: joy, trust, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and anticipation. He developed a diagram in which these eight emotions, together with their weakened and amplified counterparts, form a three dimensional cone, consisting of 24 areas. The cone is the basic form of pulse, which can enlarge in the 24 directions of the different emotions. Each time an emotion tag, or a synonym of it, is found in a recent blog entry, the shape-shifting object transforms itself in such a way that the new volume represents a piece of the overall current emotional condition of surfers on the Internet.
This is the stable version of pulse created in may 2008 during my diploma thesis in the Digital Media Class at the University of the Arts Berlin.
DEAF - The Power Of Things, Rotterdam, NL, 2012
Meta.Morf Biennale, Trondheim, N, 2012
High images (ZIP-File): markuskison.de/download/MarkusKison_pulse12.zip
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