"Heartbeats" is a project exploring the potential of the biometric data as a design tool. Pulse is a tactile representation of one's state, explicitly linked to a specific moment (time, place, location, emotions). Heart rate is a constantly changing personal variable and by incorporating it into a designing process, it brings new possibilities to the coexistence of design and technology. Common yet individual, heart rate is a personalised description that can result in unique visual representations. One-of-a-kind graphics, created by and with an individual's input, are depictions and artefacts at the same time; the most valuable ledgers of our activity as heart rate is instinctive and uncontrollable.
The series explores one's emotional reaction to a set of movies and songs. Every colour accent is linked to the piece's original artwork; every poster has a caption with details about a movie/song, with max and min bpm recorded.
Heart rate is measure via webcam by using the Eulerian Video Magnification; data is collected and transformed through Processing.