Resurrection of an Age Old Idea – The Weather Box Project

I’m currently working on putting together “The Weather Box Project,” a project that I began in 2006 as part of my Project Development and Grant Proposal Writing class at Harvard University.  Life got in the way for a bit, but now the Weather Box is back with a vengeance!!!

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Diagrams

I’m currently working on putting together “The Weather Box Project,” a project that I began in 2006 as part of my Project Development and Grant Proposal Writing class at Harvard University.  Life got in the way for a bit, but now the Weather Box is back with a vengeance!!!

The Weather Box is a participatory and interactive art project.

Original Goals:

• To encourage thinking about the effect of emotions on the environment

• To encourage thinking of the effect of the environment on mood

• To create an installation that archives words and their representation of mood and the weather patterns that are produced inside the Weather Box

• To produce documentation of the climate in which the box was situated

• To conclude if the weather does indeed effect emotions and if emotions do affect weather patterns

• To intersect art, science, technology, and social psychology

From my original proposal:

“The Weather Box is an interactive visual art installation in which the viewer may create weather patterns inside an enclosed environment using a series of emotion based words. It is also a research study that combines psychogeography with environmental awareness in an exploratory approach to how one assesses their affect on the current environment and the affect of the current environment on oneself.”

Working alongside the magnificent Adina Bogert-O’Brien, we are constructing a series of code to create a series of weather patterns that will happen inside the box, as well as creating a physical environment for these interactions to happen.  Stay tuned!!

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Testing out the lights for a storm – once hooked up to the box, these lights will change color depending on the mood of the person using the Weather Box.  Very exciting!!

Lilipad Testing – Test for “Happy”

Lilipad Testing – Test for “Happy”

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Testing out the lights for the sun!

Here is a video of the blinking lights!