Smiley Maps. Mobile App Demo, 2011 - 2013
Smiley Maps consists of a Geo-mobile Application Demo. It maps affectivity in Berlin. Smiley Maps encompasses a range of nine feelings, spanning from unhappiness to happiness and displays this information to the user. Smiley Maps has born in collaboration with the Quality and Usability Department of the Telecom Labs in Berlin.
In my artistic practice and research over the last five years, I have been looking at socio-cultural entanglements between affectivity and materiality, within the fields of the imaginative and of critical thinking. My aim is to explore the blurring of social normative boundaries through the fostering of individual and collective imagination. Central interests span the agency of naming concrete space after affectivity (often after happiness), embodied notions of utopia and mental time travel. The relations of a people to a landscape and to the epistemic dynamics and structures taking place within it, are central for me.