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HappyHere

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HappyHere was a participatory, immersive light installation, created for Pig Rock Bothy, which used colour and light to visualise thoughts and feelings. The technology turned visitor’s answers to seven simple questions into a narrative of light and colour, featured on a custom-built screen in the installation. After dark, Pig Rock Bothy became a beacon of coloured light, replaying all of the feelings recorded by it during the day and transmitting it out into the night sky.

HappyHere explored the links between art, technology and wellbeing. The installation used technology similar to those that we use in our everyday lives to measure, record and analyse how we feel, such as mobile apps, wearables and social media platforms.

This installation was created by Martin Skelly & Peter Thomas from the University of Dundee and was commissioned by National Galleries of Scotland for Pig Rock Bothy.

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help:

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help:

SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services, among others. 
For more information, go to www.samh.org.uk 

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You can call, text, write or speak face to face. 

For more information, go to their website, www.samaritans.org 

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