Recently I worked for FHNW University as an interface designer for the eMotion project, a psycho-geographic experiment where the architecture of St. Gallen’s Art Museum, the art objects and the visitors’ biological feedback (via biometric sampling) are mixed together to create the topographic representation of an experience.
From the project’s official website:
The museum-going experience will be analysed from a psycho-geographical perspective, encompassing the emotional, cognitive and physical effects upon viewer reception, and how those factors influence the implicit decision making processes of visitors.
Museum Visitors which are taking part can see their own art reception and their embodied reactions on art works an curatorial concepts.
Methodologically, the project sets in motion a trans-disciplinary platform integrating both scientific and artistic modes of ‘knowing’ and strategies of dissemination, directly within the museum.
I used both Processing and pure Java to give life to an interactive table where visitors can playback their own path inside the museum and print their personal experience map.
To give an idea of what these maps look like, here an example: