Can we map the human mind?
This 56″ high-resolution touch screen display in Museum of Modern Art in New York City aims to array the messiest of all emotions and our deepest yearnings for love by combining elements of computer science and visual art. This art construction tracks, stores and outputs in a fascinating interaction display the most popular snippets of self-descriptions, interests, turn-ons, desires and date experiences found on the internet. Indeed a true information meets aesthetics and credits to these ridiculously talented guys (nerds!)
This vertically-hung touch screen features a sky filled with floating blue and pink balloons that represent each gender. These balloons function as an individual soul comprising of unique wants and needs: enclosed in each are expressions from people of all ages, gender and relational status about who they are and what they want culled from various online dating profiles and personal ads. They range from a simple “I am looking for love” to a more lamentable “I am a single mom supporting kids; I don’t need to support no man.” This modern art piece titled I want you to want me chronicles the innermost human desires to express and to be understood lest condensed identities of online profiles and ads.
More than art and more than bunch of codes, this is a truly bold attempt to map the human emotions and produce what can genuinely be considered as our “zeitgeist of dating.”
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