Tuesday, April 21, 2009

emotional cartography

Related with the lively discussion about 'emotion measurement' at the end of our Monday meeting, its a fun coincidence that I just stumbled upon a fresh new book (officially launched this coming Friday) called Emotional Cartography.

It is 'a collection of essays from artists, designers, psychogeographers, cultural researchers, futurologists and neuroscientists, brought together by Christian Nold, to explore the political, social and cultural implications of visulising intimate biometric data and emotional experiences using technology'.

Christian Nold is the guy who developed the community project Bio Mapping. During four years, this project created several 'Emotion Maps', registering the Galvanic Skin Response (an indicator of emotional arousal) of more than 1500 participants on sync with their geographical location.

Best thing is that the book has been published under CC license and it is freely downloadable (.pdf 44mb).

Vía: Infosthetics

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