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.