First off, I hope everyone who came here for CPW had a great timeeeee (and will be coming back soon! c:)
But now for the cute… the other day I saw this installation in the Infinite Corridor.
(You can see me awkwardly on the side taking a picture; the camera’s hiding my face. harhar)
Basically, there’s a camera somewhere recording students going through the Infinite and tracking the intensity of smiles passing by. Students walking through can look up to a screen and see if there’s a hysterical green face (smiling!) or a mellow yellow face (not smiling…)… plastered on their face.
This mood meter is part of the MIT150 Festival of Arts, Sciences, and Technology (FAST) and is one of four mood meters installed by the Media Lab. The other three locations are the Student Center, Stata Center, and the Media Lab. (You can read more about the mood meter installation as well as check out a live tracker of smile intensity at all four locations here)
Here’s a video of the mood meter in the Infinite. Man, we need to get that happiness barometer up.
The best part is walking the opposite way and seeing people look up to the screen and smile… and make faces. SO CUTE. The green and yellow faces are kind of haunted-looking though…those huge circle eyes.
Anyways, smile! At least for the camera :P