An interactive sculpture that captures, aggregates and visualizes thoughts, wishes and sentiments.
The tree analyzes sentiments and speech in real-time and visualizes each wish by illuminating the tree as the wish travels to its destination. The Tree of Changes becomes more vibrant and alive with light and ambient sound throughout the day as wishes aggregate on the canopy.
It's time for changes: in people's lives and in the world. The Tree of Changes offers an opportunity for people to express their individual hopes and wishes for change, and at the same time, experience their community's wishes.
We‘re looking forward to improve this prototype and add the following functionality:
• Sentiment analysis algorithm improvement
• Remote interaction (by texting or tweeting people’s
• Wishes generate a real-time web-based word cloud
• Wishes generate a data-visualization map of
people’s sentiments over time (days, weeks,
• Every hour, all the recorded wishes will play back at
fast pace in a whirlwind of light and sound to acknowledge and celebrate all the individual and collective wishes for change.