A Korean designer, So Young Park, made a concept for a public light installation with interesting similarities to Emotional Cities. Both concept were developed at the same time, and none of us knew of the other. Here are some sketches made by So Young, and a text describing the project.
So Young is now working as a designer at Samsung in Seoul, developing interfaces for smart phones.
- Symbol of Women’s Happiness, An installation on a wall of a tall building in a city and the process for it -
An installation design for women. This is in the middle of a city and installed on a wall of a tall building. It is made of neon and the color is changing. It means “if women are happy, the color is pink. But if not happy, it is black.” In other words, it shows how happy women in the society are now. Women visit a website to poll about their daily life. It is possible to get some data from statistics of divorce and marriage rate or something about women and daily news and events. This information becomes the source of the processing. Through this, the installation color will be changed and show the index of women’s happiness. Couples, families and society see it, then people notice how happy women are. So they can communicate more. People give a feedback and it will affect on the installation again. Through this process, interaction occurs.
The functions of the installation are
1. Communication tool between women and society
2. The sender of information about women
3. Symbol of women’s happiness in the society