Emoticon Mask

by AndrewD

These days, nary an emotion is shared without the aid of an emoticon. It’s just the way things are becoming. We’d much rather type our emotion then show it face to face. We’re somehow less vulnerable when we have a display separating us from our true feelings.

The future of human emotion might be in a state of evolution. Technology could forever change the way we process our feelings. Our lowest lows and our highest highs. The Mask Of Emotion exchanges facial expressions for digital emotions. If you weren’t easy to read before, now people should have no problems discerning your emotion.

Designed by the Digital Media Design Department at Hongik University in Korea, the Mask Of Emotion mimics your facial expressions and translates them into LED pixel emoticons. If you frown, the mask changes the LED design to a slanted frown as it sees fit. Designed to hide emotion and spark public response, the Mask of Emotion fills us with scary thoughts about the future of human emotional communication.

Will technology dull the human emotional spirit? Or possibly make us immune to public displays of emotion? Well, we wouldn’t go that far just yet. But the future of human psycology in relation to technology is such an interesting fact to contemplate.

Design Page via MAKE

6 reviews or comments

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IceCubez Says: August 26, 2010 at 1:08 am

How you do see out of the mask?

..::DiGitaKiD::.. Says: December 8, 2010 at 10:47 am

hi im DiGitalKiD im a Dj and i want to buy this mask so i could Dj with it and ill recomend you that im going to make you famou$ everybody in my town is going to want to buy this mask from you so your going to get profit from it just please contact me and sell it to me please ..::DiGitalKiD::..

Dj 3motiK ;) Says: November 7, 2011 at 11:10 am

heyyy wow this is amazingggg!!! i was just putting my dj name on google to see random results, i was actually looking for a mask 2. . i see DIGitaKID is interested 2 i dont mind her/him getting 2 we could be a good promo for it… but back to the emotion led its awesome that would really light up my name. how could i get this? please email me or contact me somehow i would deff buy it from you or if u could give it as promotion much better but just give me an answer plzzz.

lulu Says: November 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

where can i get one?

Tony m Says: September 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I’m wondering if anyone found out where I can buy one of the mask ??? Thank you for your time. ..

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