Aluminum, acrylic, foam, fabric, and electronics
helmet: 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 12 3/4" (30 x 22.6 x 32.5 cm); remote control: 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/4" (10 x 9 x 3.5 cm)
Gerard Ralló’s Expressions Dispatcher puts our reactions to daily situations into the hands of someone else—a life coach of sorts. The device is a two-part system—a helmet equipped with a screen that covers the wearer’s face and displays various emoticons, and a remote control device in the hands of an expert who follows the wearer around and has complete power over which emotions are displayed. The responsibility for creating our self-image and how we are perceived is thus passed to an individual who is removed from our immediate emotional state and can analyze an appropriate response.