Enlarge Your Consciousness, in 4 Days 4 Free! - Emotional Jellies

16 cubes of jellies corresponding to R. Plutchik wheel of emotions, animated by people's emotions expressed on social network.


The installation is animated by a real time system which harvests and analyses online conversations on global social network, to "read" and understand the emotional state expressed by users.


Users profiles are projected in real time on the cubes, according to the emotion expressed in their messages, while an electronic system moves the gelatinous body.



Human beings continuously mutate. Over the last few years, this transformation has taken place at incredibly high speeds, mostly thanks to the wide and ubiquitous availability of digital networks and devices.


This changed the ways in which we work, learn, relate, consume, communicate, love.


"Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free!" uses people’s real time emotional expressions on social networks to animate a physical installation.


The emotions of millions of users on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and FourSquare are harvested in real time (using open available APIs and techniques such as Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning) and used to give life to physical manifestations and info-aesthetic visualizations.


The project is the result of a wonderful collaboration between Salvatore Iaconesi / Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source) and Lara Mezzapelle / Giacomo Deriu.


"Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free!" was officially launched at BT’F Contemporary Art Gallery Friday, January 27th 2012, as an official initiative of Arte Fiera OFF.



Concept & realisation: Oriana Persico & Salvatore Iaconesi, Lara Mezzapelle & Giacomo Deriu

Curated by: Marco Aion Mangani & Alice Zannoni

Produced by: Miria Baccolini - BT'F Gallery





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Taken on January 31, 2012