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Mood Ring

About This Project

Pent up emotions can boil over into fights, while protests can arise from systemic disagreements. Sometimes you need to turn primal when typical ways of expression are not being heard or understood. The Mood Ring allows for the physical release of energy as a cathartic outlet for expression.


A physical disturbance to one panel in the ring provokes rippling counter-reactions from the other sides, resulting in a dynamic environment reflecting the give and take of real conflicts.


The panels are treated with a rubber coating of thermochromatic pigment that changes color from body heat upon touching, adding a visual form of expression to the physical release of energy.


Tina Gao, Prathyusha Viddam