This is a video of 80 creepy ‘Teddy Ruxpin’ bears hanging on the wall that have been programmed to stream emotional content from the Internet in real time. Feelings are categorized into one of twenty four emotions and each emotion lasts for one minute.
The video intro reads:
Thanks to the interconnectivity provided by the internet people have never before been better able to express their emotions to the world community. Everyday hundreds of thousands of people use a myriad of blogs and other online outlets to discuss how they are feeling on an endless array of topics ranging from superficial thoughts on the quality ones ‘hair day’ to extremely intimate considerations of love, betrayal or even whether or not they should end their lives. Literally every subtle increment on the scale of the human emotional condition is expressed but sadly due to the tremendous scale of information available many of these expressions are buried within a sea of noise. With T,E.D. my aim is to give a literal voice and physical presence to a portion of this content as it is expressed in real-time.
For those of you who don’t know what a ‘Teddy Ruxpin’ bear is, then hit the jump to see the commercial for it.