Measure changes in audience emotions
The measurements were carried out in the electro-photonic domain with the GDV/EPI Bio-Well device and the Sputnik antenna.
To sum up, the antenna will capture the photons (light) present in the air. People also emit (infra-red) light. Our emotions have a direct influence on the light that we give off.
This is what interests us and this is what we are going to measure in order to understand the influence of the music on the present audience.
The experience is going to be realized during a concert in an open-air theater, which is located in the city of Sète in the south of France.
I thank the French electro-pop artist Emily Simon to have lent itself to the experiment. Émilie Simon is from the neighboring city of Montpellier, she is eagerly awaited by her audience, her last tour dates back 9 years. For her return, she comes to perform a rework of her first album released 20 years ago.
The device for measuring the energy of the premises
On the photo opposite we see the electro-photonic device Bio-well to the left and the sputnik sensor bottom right.
The sensor is connected to a titanium cylinder which is inserted over the lens in the Bio-Well housing, creating resonant contours. The bias current in the electric chain of this contour depends on the capacity of the space between the Sputnik antenna and the environmental subjects (people, places). There area of the resonance contour will be measured every second, it will be expressed in pixels.
The electro-photonic measurements will be influenced by the following elements:
- air chemistry
- air humidity
- air temperature
- air pressure
- magnetic fields
- electromagnetic fields
- geo-active zones
- the concentration of ions in the air
- the living beings
We will measure the variations of all these factors. It is precisely the last factor that interests us, it is also the one where the variations will be the largest and fastest.
A concert venue facing the sea
The location of the experience is unique because it faces the sea. The slow regular movement of the sea does not seem to have disturbed the measurements.
During the experiment, two events will take place at the same time, and will impact the measurements:
- le sunset
The sun will set at 21:58 p.m. (Paris), darkness will be complete at 22:10 p.m.
- le concert
It will begin at 21 p.m., the measurements will begin at 19:50 p.m. just before the public arrives in the theater at 20 p.m. The experience will end at 22:20 p.m., followed by the preparation of a concert for another group.
The presence of the public during the concert will influence the measurements. It has been noted for more than 15 years of research in the field of electro-photonic measurements, that people's emotions directly influence the light (photons) they emit. Measuring photons in air is equivalent to know the average emotion of the public in places and trace it in time.
Interpretation of environmental measurements
Above, we see two curves:
In ordinate (vertical)
- Areas (Photons in the environment) expressed in pixels – figure 1
- Surface deviation (Photons deviation in the environment) expressed in pixels – figure 7
On the abscissa (horizontal)
- The time, which is common to the two curves, from 19 p.m. to 50 p.m., i.e. 22 hours of measurements
The amount of photons goes down with the sunset
The parameter Areas (amount of photons or light in pixels) decreases throughout the concert to reach a plateau phase (figure 1).
The measurements begin at 19:50 p.m. (figure 2), the sun decreases, the light will slowly decrease (figure 4), the sun will set at 21:45 p.m. (figure 5), the darkness will be total around 22:15 p.m. (figure 6).
The sensor will measure the photons in the environment. It is therefore normal to see the photons drop linearly in the place, this is the dark blue theoretical curve of the sunset (theoretical sunset curve).
Impact of photons given off by the public
The reaction of the public to the Émilie Simon concert will impact this natural downward curve (dark blue curve), we see it with this light blue curve below.
- The beginning of the concert marks a significant inflection in the tension of the place, light blue curve (concert influence curve). The wait is over, the concert can begin.
- The speech that introduces Emilie, and the applause mark this zone of inflection, as the hollow of a wave.
- The artist has not yet arrived, a sound rhythm increases the tension quickly, the concert will begin.
- This light blue curve will stay above the theoretical curve linear blue, until the end of the concert. We see the bosses, consequence ofvaried activity of music tracks.
A finer analysis of variations in photon emissions
The Surface Deviation curve (Figure 7) corresponds to variations in the Area Above parameter. These two curves appear on the same timeline, we see it isolated below.
In the next part…
By zooming in more on this curve, we will have more information on theaverage emotional activity of the public according to the titles of Emilie Simon and concert events, this is what we will see in the second part of this analysis.