Sensing the Shining

Exploring new interfaces for visualizing the emotional reaction to movies, exemplified with Stanley Kubrick’s classic ‘The Shining’.


The Poster - Visualizing the emotional responses of the viewer

Current advances in sensor technology, biofeedback and algorithms enable a deep and more thorough analysis of our emotional responses.

Companies like Facebook, Janus, and Affectiva are using an array of sensing techniques to gauge our emotional reaction to content from advertising to news.

Measuring the emotional response of the viewer using GSR technology, ‘Sensing the Shining’ creates a movie poster that takes the content of the movie itself to visualize the emotional reactions of the viewer while watching it.