This time-lapse video shows the light installation at the Hötorget buildings (Hötorgshusen) in Stockholm. The light installation was displaying the emotional states of the Stockholm inhabitants from November 1, 2007, and until March 5, 2008. The webcam was placed in the Bonnier building and registered one image per minute. In the time-lapse video each second shows eight hours - this means that 24 hours passes by in only three seconds.
Archive for March, 2008
Today Emotional Cities is the cover story on Cyworld, a Korean community with 20 million members. For the exhibition at Art Center Nabi in Seoul, the project is collaborating with Cyworld, which has contributed to vastly increased numbers of participants. The article featured today on Cyworld meant an all-time high with 12 500 answers worldwide to the question “How are you today?”.
Update: It is around 7 PM on Friday, March 7, and we already had 57 000 answers today! Almost 15 000 people made comments on the article about Emotional Cities in Cyworld.
The top of Cyworld’s first page today.
The article on Cyworld today.
The art project Emotional Cities could not have been done without great help from our main sponsors. The property companies Vasakronan, AMF Pension, Ramsbury, John Mattson, and Fastighetskontoret, allowed us to use the Hötorget buildings for the light installation in Stockholm, but they also financed great parts of the project. The various shops in the Hötorgscity area also made an important contribution as sponsors of the project. We wish to thank them all for their support, and we hope that the collaboration will continue.
The light installation in Stockholm has spontaneously been prolonged for a couple of days. It will be switched off on Wednesday, March 5. This means that the project will have had light installations simultaneously in Seoul and Stockholm for about a week.
In Seoul Emotional Cities has had a good start, with around 4-5000 participants per day so far. Most answers in Korea get collected at the community Cyworld, our online collaborating partner in Seoul. These answers are labelled as “anonymous” in the Emotional Cities database. But the fact is that everyone answering the question “How are you today?” at Cyworld, are registered members at the community.
The Emotional Cities project in Seoul is carried out in collaboration with Art Center Nabi.