Post 10//Reflection and proposition

Project title 

State of mind

Practice type

Generative System

The issue

Based on my previous research, I have wanted to investigate the connection between the mental and physical illnesses and have tried to narrow down my targets who have suffered from anxiety disorder. Frequent occasions arise when even those with anxiety disorder never know they are ailing because of the lack of consideration for it. Such lack of awareness hinders their receiving a proper treatment. Last but not least, through they are suffering from a disorder that can be completely recovered, they are left out in the cold-groundless reproof, foreignness and discrimination, etc. Anxiety disorder is not a traumatic neurosis. It’s a hideous disease doing a terrible disservice to allover our body, corresponding to the worst results of depression and anorexia. the field of this disease is in its natural state. It’s the most dangerous and serious that we are quite in the dark about causes and consequences of the disease. There is a reason here why we should make various attempts and pay more attention to the new filed. Below is my final research topic.

“How to overcome negative physical responses which can come from anxiety disorder”

 

The details 

This project is showed in the exhibition and it aims to invite visitors to create a personal visual heart rate data with specific colors in response to their state of mind. When the user input their feelings in the platform, they can get several colors rerated to the color therapy palette which has been used in real color therapy fields. Their heart rate bot has been visualized by means of simple devices like touch screen. We produce generate system extracted from colour and heart rate bot data. It’s a sort of campaign like project arousing awareness of mental illness.

 

Week 8 Feedback

It is ambiguous the connection between the color and heart rate. The impact is too weak when we only visualize the heart rate. I have received through feedback an idea on visualizing the system of users’ heart rate on the basis of flowers or other objects.

Refinement

Seeing the last session feedback, I have reviewed the idea, which is a project that can be displayed in exhibitions or vivid festivals. This project will invite visitors to create a personal visual heart rate data with specific colors in response to their state of mind. A big screen is set up inside or outside the exhibition hall. This will cover walls and the whole building not to refer to the screen since images will be beam projected and displayed. A platform is placed in front of the screen to visualize the users’ heart rate. Visitors may extract their heart rate beating using the simple device.  A special object type is in order to visualize their data in the exhibition. Flowers are a shape of my own choosing.  In the computer are inserted abstract concept flowers. First, users can choose the sort of flowers, which increases or decreases in response to the heartrate. The flowers derived from such a process will leave traces on the screen even after their departure.  The flowers made up from the same participants as other users will remain on the screen as well. All the participants’ collaboration will come to complete the big beam project.

 

The aim of this project is to develop and interact an innovative commercial event for museum and gallery visitors to drive personal and digital data collection and test its applicability in new contexts, furthermore to enhance private visitors’ feedback in a public context, and open up new visitors’ experiences, data collection, interpretation and presentation methods.

This exhibition will show the connection of mental health and its values, physical conditions and technologies that structure our lives. That exhibition will come up with a concept that mental illness is not untreatable but only a social issue that we must share in our lives.