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Anno 2017 the Dutch Design Week provided an overload of inspiration and new talents. The installation 'We know how you feel' by Nick Verstand triggered our imagination...
Imagine a world in which your emotions are no longer internal, but also out there for the world to see.
Nick Verstand created AURA, an interactive piece that measures emotions and materializes these as colored, pulsing light beams. The emotions of the volunteering participants are monitored by three bio sensors: a heart rate, brainwave and skin guiding monitor. These wearables send the aforementioned measurements to a projector, which causes these vibrant, colored light compositions. The Anticipate trendsquad were on the spot and chatted to Nick about this alien-like audiovisual experience.