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December 08, 2006

Will Pappenheimer's Public Mood Ring


What is your Relationship to News?

Will Pappenheimer's Public Mood Ring opens at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, USA :: December 8, 2006 18:00 EST - January 19, 2007.

Public Mood Ring is an installation/internet work inspired by the common wearable “mood ring.” The ring is believed to be capable of translating the bearer’s emotional condition into its changeable color hue. This project attempts to find the color mood of a current public issue represented by instant Internet news text. It does this at the request and questioning of remote viewers logged onto the artwork site and to a computer station within the installation room.

what is your relationship to news? 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.

Posted by jo at December 8, 2006 12:49 PM