Looking at Skin Temperature

During my individual meeting with our teachers last week discussing my research project, we talked about what kinds of possible inputs my wearable could be measuring in order to maximize accuracy and visual/conceptual interest of the final output. This has also got me thinking about what exactly are the things I should be measuring. The first and probably most important one is skin temperature. Continue reading →


Defining My Project

I think I’m starting to get a pretty good handle on what I want to do for my research project. I’ve been wanting to try and find a way to mesh traditional craft with emerging technologies, as both of these practices are really important and interesting to me. Continue reading →

Bio Mapping

I actually found the article Visualizing Emotions: Turning ‘Dry’ Data Into Stories pretty early on in my research, but since at the time I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my research project, I kind of put it on the backburner for a while. I came across it again earlier today, and I realized I had forgotten how relevant to my project some of the work they discuss in it is. Continue reading →

“Wearing your heart on your sleeve”

As I’m kind of narrowing down my focus on what my research project might potentially be, this phrase keeps getting stuck in my head- “wearing your heart on your sleeve”. It’s been coming up in my brain a lot, I think, due to the fact that, while I’ve got a pretty good handle on the kind of general thing I’m want to make–a wearable that visually represents changes in body temperature to reflect changing emotions–I’ve been really struggling as to what kind of form it should take. Continue reading →

Body Temperature and Emotion

One thing I’ve been thinking about is how to go about visualizing changes in body temperature. Not only does this fall in line with my general theme of sensory system translation, but a step further, changes in body temperature can indicate changes in mood/emotion (just think mood rings). And the idea of being able to actively visualize emotion and emotional changes in real time is pretty fascinating to me. Continue reading →

Areas of Interest and Research Possibilities

A good deal of my work as of late has been related to my overall interest in neuroscience. I’m really fascinated by how the brain works and processes information, and how that information processing can be effected by different internal and external variables.

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