The Mood Conductor

Over the course of the London 2012 Olympics a large public installation took place in Central London. Its premise was to enable members of the public to express themselves by controlling the lights around the rim of the London Eye. The installation’s design and development was undertaken as a collaborative project between myself and Cinimod Studio. Over 800 people participated, taking control of the lights using their heart rates and hand gestures. We analysed of over one million frames of physiological and motion capture data. In doing so we shed light on how the intersection of affective and behavioural computing and new media art could be beneficial to both researchers and artists.

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Categorisation of gesture types.