Biosignal-based Art App: COR

We start from the question: what's the meaning of HEART and what we want to know about it. We use "surface of Lake, and the water drops into lake" as a metaphor and symbol to express the meaning of HEART. Both water and HEART, they are soft while at the same time, they are strong. We read the poetry from Gaston Bachelard. He has famous quotes about lake, water and HEART. “The lake takes all of the light and makes a world out of it" " The HEART is my representation of it". We create this App named COR. Heartbeat data from users is translated into generative art. This App allows people to create understanding of themselves based on bio-signals, philosophies and feeling. There is an exploration of the aesthetics of their own HEART, rather than function. The users create their own experience and understanding, and share this unique moment as abstracts with others.

work with: Martijn Imhoff, Xander Meijering, Yu Yang

special thanks: Mathias Funk