Giant Emocon Reflects The Mood Of The City

feelometerInstalled in Lindau Island, Germany, the Feel-o-meter sums up the populace’s collective consciousness. Pass by with a frown, and you could slightly dampen its smile. (You wouldn’t want to do that, would you?) Via Information Aesthetics:

Fuehlometer (Feel-o-meter) by Richard Wilhelmer, Julius von Bismarck, and Benjamin Maus is a light installation consisting of a giant smiley face that reflects the average mood of the people living in the city. The average emotional value is calculated through the computational analysis of the faces of people passing a camera located in a specific part of the city.

9 Comments on "Giant Emocon Reflects The Mood Of The City"

  1. Butter Knife | Dec 13, 2011 at 11:01 pm |

    I believe the headline should read “Giant Emoticon Reflects The Mood Of The City.”

    The current title leads me to believe the article is about a gathering of emo fans and musicians getting together in a hotel lobby to discuss the genre.

  2. Butter Knife | Dec 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm |

    I believe the headline should read “Giant Emoticon Reflects The Mood Of The City.”

    The current title leads me to believe the article is about a gathering of emo fans and musicians getting together in a hotel lobby to discuss the genre.

  3. Anonymous | Dec 14, 2011 at 4:46 am |

    The Feel-O-Meter needs to dig a little deeper into the “collective consciousness”.

  4. Calypso_1 | Dec 14, 2011 at 12:46 am |

    The Feel-O-Meter needs to dig a little deeper into the “collective consciousness”.

  5. Hadrian999 | Dec 14, 2011 at 5:57 am |

    an emocon is the stuff of nightmares

  6. Corprate 65 | Dec 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm |

    We need this on Wall Street. 

  7. Corprate 65 | Dec 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm |

    We need this on Wall Street. 

  8. Corprate 65 | Dec 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm |

    We need this on Wall Street. 

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