"Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
"Her drama was a drama not of heaviness but of lightness. What fell to her lot was not the burden but the unbearable lightness of being."
The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera.
L’insoutenable volatilité de mes émotions.
The Drama of my Sensitive Comedy
Generative algorithm, reacting to the dominant mood, summer 2016.
Mood swings between Joy-Fear-Sadness, with more and less intensity (% displayed in the preview video).
These emotions are treated as flock of thoughts subject to electrostatic forces and steering forces (cohesion, separation, repulsion), which are sensitive to interactive parameters (corresponding to excitation, insobriety, environment etc.).
Created with Processing.
Variant implemented reacting to the mood detected of the sound environment, via Machine Learning (thanks to Wekinator, and Rebecca Fiebrink).