Empathic Painting
August 5, 2006 5:27 AM   Subscribe

That's lovely. Perhaps next a Nintendogs add-on? (bad doggie)
posted by riotgrrl69 at 6:02 AM on August 5, 2006

I don't want to control the painting, i want the painting to control ME!
posted by gorgor_balabala at 6:38 AM on August 5, 2006

Tlogmer, What an interesting idea! Cool find. Thank you. It would seem to me to have vast applications in the future: a house that responds to one's moods, furniture that responds etc. Wonderful science fiction coming true.
posted by nickyskye at 10:27 AM on August 5, 2006

a house that responds to one's moods

I'd be afraid of coming home from work all miserable one night and it'd get stuck in a feedback loop of escalating despair and anxiety and drive me to suicide
posted by ZippityBuddha at 12:10 PM on August 5, 2006

We feel your paint.
posted by hal9k at 12:57 PM on August 5, 2006

ZippityBuddha, lol, what an awful vision. An emotional fun house. I think the way empathy works is that it's supportively responsive, not maliciously. It would be a sort of Knight Rider house but, presumably, not verbose. I guess people have been anthropormorphising objects for so long that now via computers they may be taught to respond to human emotions...a kind of external, artificially produced emotional sound track or mirror?
posted by nickyskye at 1:00 PM on August 5, 2006

I love this sort of thing. I mean, it wouldn't take much to have it represent the faces of people at another house, so that you always know if your family is upset or not. You could give your aunt across the country a call when she was feeling down.

I read about this globe that sat next to a father and son's bed, the father being off on business for 6 months. It glowed when the person on the other end was in bed. When my gf went back to school one semester we thought about how nice that would be to have.
posted by Brainy at 1:32 PM on August 5, 2006


Brainy, neat, a sort of non-verbal mood-o-phone.
posted by nickyskye at 2:24 PM on August 5, 2006

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