Wear your anger, elegantly. Throw your anger, beautifully.

September 18, 2017 § 3 Comments

Hi folks. I received a request from David in Seattle for Emotionally}Vague Anger on a t-shirt. Due to the current political situation, I thought that a throw pillow might also be useful for many of you on BOTH SIDES. 

Do you know anyone that needs some artistic anger management? Buy or gift a men’s or women’s tshirt or throw pillow on Redbubble here.

Disclosure: I receive 20% of the price. This will be put towards covering the hosting of emotionallyvague.com and lessening my own anger. 

 

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What is woo-woo “energy”? A conversational theory…

July 27, 2017 § 1 Comment

The Portrait Machine by Carlo Van de Roer

One evening I was having dinner with a research biologist. For some reason we arrived ar the topic of woo woo ‘energy’ and he was highly skeptical of the term, obviously. Wine in hand, I took up the challenge to explain it.

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What has happened since I visited The Affective Science lab, Boston 2010

June 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

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How a group of children’s book illustrators from the Philippines drew emotions in their bodies.

April 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

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Rev Cruz asked 23 artists in the Phillipines to draw emotions in the body

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Tips from the Design & Emotion Conference, 2016

October 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

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As an independent practitioner, going to a conference is a chance to connect with relevant ideas and inspiring people. Last month I attended the tenth international Design and Emotion conference in Amsterdam. My mission was to learn of developments in design and emotion, present a poster (with Dr. Suzanne Oosterwijk) and test a prototype web app. This post partly summarises three days of presentations and workshops, with tips on how to use these in your own work.  « Read the rest of this entry »

What’s feeling got to do with Big Data?

September 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

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April Greiman, Poster for Design Quarterly, 1986

My research interest in emotion stems from times when I was cut off from myself – “emotionally vague”. Without processing my feelings I could not connect the information signals between body and mind. I was often overloaded, drained and disconnected. Tai Chi and meditation helped to reduce anxiety and bring calm. Observing feeling-sensation informed the initial idea for the visual research. There’s an urgent need to weave understanding of feeling, time, place and feedback loops.

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“So what do you do?”

September 21, 2016 § 2 Comments

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It’s true isn’t it? When someone’s motivation is clear and bright, it shines out of them like the Starship Enterprise’s tractor beam. 

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