“Think, Feel, Relax” is an interactive art installation that helps participants recognize their current emotional status, and then gives them a chance to experience their feelings and let them go. The installation consists of a dome onto which color animations are projected; The participants can then sit under it with a plush ball in their hands which serves as a controller.
The color projections and the rhythm of the changing shapes guide participants to think about and experience their current emotions. The dome protects them and gives them a moment to pause, to slow down their whirring minds, to provide a space to feel their feelings and name them, so as to lessen stress.
First, the participants have to think and choose their feelings by moving the ball left and right. Their feelings dictate the colors of the projection. As a result, they can have an immersive, meditative experience to feel their current emotional status and to interact with the ball, such as petting it, throwing it up and down, etc. to change the shapes of the color animations that are projected on the dome. This interaction will allow the user to relax and choose to elevate their positive emotions.