A Structural Theory of Emotions

interactive video performance, 1992
8:00 min.

Don Ritter: video imagery and interactive programming
Trevor Tureski: percussion and original music

During this performance, custom software listens to the live music and rates it into one of eight emotional categories--such as sad, happy or angry. This rating stimulates a corresponding emotion within the video character. Based on research by neuroscientist and musician, Dr. Manfred Clynes.

PERFORMANCES OF A STRUCTURAL THEORY OF EMOTIONS

SOUND SYMPOSIUM, St. John's, Newfoundland. 1994
VIDEO POOL/MELNYCHENKO GALLERY, Winnipeg, Canada. 1994
CONFERENCE ON DANCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Vancouver, Canada. 1993
SIGCHI '92, Monterey, California, USA. 1992