Jan 2004 – ongoing
Bio Mapping is a community mapping project in which over the last four years with more than 1500 people have taken part in. In the context of regular, local workshops and consulltations, participants are wired up with an innovative device which records the wearer’s Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which is a simple indicator of the emotional arousal in conjunction with their geographical location. People re-eplore their local area by walking the neighbourhood with the device and on their return a map is created which visualises points of high and low arousal. By interpreting and annotating this data, communal emotion maps are constructed that are packed full of personal observations which show the areas that people feel strongly about and truly visualise the social space of a community.
How will our perceptions of our community and environment change when we become aware of our own and each others intimate body states?
This project has been presented in the following contexts:
England, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, France, Belgium, Portugal, Finland, Holland, Latvia, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, India, USA, Japan (no particular order)
Long term art/community projects:
San Francisco Emotion Map , San Fran, Mar 07 – April 07
Mapping Fulham , London, Oct 06 – July 07
Greenwich Emotion Map, London, Oct 05 – April 06