The new project from multimedia design boutique Based on Birds, allows users to visually manifest their emotions in the form of machine-generated 'heartworks,' and share these in a public space.

Waking Heart Machine, the new project from multimedia design boutique Based on Birds, allows users to visually manifest their emotions in the form of machine-generated ‘heartworks,’ and share these in a public space. Users’ answers to randomized questions along with video and audio recording of their surroundings are fed into the machine, which then creates a polygraph-like scribble in reaction to the input:

Based On Birds creative director David Kaldor says: ‘In creating a public platform for the sharing of emotion, The Waking Heart machine connects people with the simple ideals of the Phillipa Finch story: an appreciation of life’s ups and downs, and an awareness of our fellow human’.

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