Mental and emotional health for citizens in 2051 takes high priority for health and wellness. The ability to measure and track almost everything from food
intake, burned calories to location is now culturally absorbed and an accepted everyday technology.
It was inevitable that sensing technologies would become more sophisticated and precise, and that data would eventually be collected about our human bodily functions.

But there are still concerns:
How should this private information be visualised? Words and numbers cannot represent emotional health. How can we benefit from the interpretation? Which decisions should be given to technological systems concerning intimate knowledge
and emotions? How do we trust this information will be shared anonymously and responsibly for collective social benefits rather than exploited for commercial gain?

What tools do we need to invent to allow society to reflect and think about individual emotional data?

A tracking device worm behind the ear throughout the day, over many weeks collects chemical changes and calculates a emotional mapping of key mental markers: pleasure, arousal, and dominance.
"Visualizing Emotions" was created together with Stephanie Kneissl, Georg Sampl and Ning Wu at the University of Applied Arts Vienna's Design Investigations program.
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