The project aims to transform emotions into a visible form by adopting technology of mobile apps and open source softwares. The user's everyday emotions can be visualized on the trash can. Visual records of emotions will accumulate and form his/ her own "emotion landscape." The concept of smart home can not only be about application of technology; it can also relate to aspects of art and feelings.
We called it Emotional Trash Can, as the trash can is a receiver of a person's emotional trash. When feeling down, very often we would find ourselves alone without someone or some ways to pour out our negative feelings. The Emotional Trash Can is a creative approach to look at such a situation. The user can express his feelings in words; through voice recognition these thoughts will be transformed into colors and transmitted to the trash can. The colors illustrate the person's feelings and make up a unique portrayal of his emotions.