by Ben Neal, Edie Jo Murray
& Harmeet Chagger-Khan

Mood Pinball is an Artwork
A highly stylised pinball game has a synthesised dataset buried deep in the heart of the code. It’s a dreamy illustration of how data might inform everyday decisions that affect the well-being of real people and playfully re-imagines how city-wide data could be used by an individual, or explored by playing a game.

Play on your Computer
Right now in your browser

Play on your Android phone
Install from Google Play

Play in Real Life
(access on request)

Currently in exhibition online at...
The Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Previous exhibitions
6 Jul 2023 - London Data Week event In The Pink at The Open Data Institute, London
9-17 Feb 2022 - Festival of Science and Curiosity at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
10th Nov 2020 - ODI Summit at The Open Data Institute, London
21-22 Sept 2019 - Digital Design Weekend at Victoria and Albert Museum, London
13 Sept-21st Dec 2019 - Hacked! Games Re-designed at BOM, Birmingham
11-12 Nov 2019 - ODI Summit at The Open Data Institute, London

Accompanying the game is a series of animated provocations created by the artists to raise key questions which informed and are raised by the work, a short CGI teaser offering us a "pinball's-eye-view" through the inner landscape of the game, and an overview film introducing the project. Watch them all below.

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Original digital pinball machine commissioned by ODI Data as Culture in partnership with the University of Southampton / King’s College London Data Stories project, supported by the EPSRC, grant number EP/PO25676/1. Produced by BOM centre for art, technology and science, Birmingham. Online developments commissioned by ODI Data as Culture. Android app co-commissioned with Now Play This festival 2020.

Wooden Cabinet by Joseph Welden, lasercutting by Juneau Projects and Music by Arc Vel