Happiness Manual is a collection of instructions that shows you what and how will make you happy. You can use it in every situation, it presents you the components and the ways of realization based on opinions of real people. It’s simple like an IKEA manual. You can mix the components to create your own brand new version.
The prototype of the Manual is based on a users comments on a 2006 BBC online research.
The Happines Manual and connected artworks were presented at the exhibition ‘Groomed Happiness’ at Labor BP:
“Happiness is one of our most subjective concepts. Its general definition or its measurement was almost impossible, till this time. The digitalization process and the intensifying online presence made the concepts and activities regarding happiness measurable. This sum of our digital footprints is known as the ”Big Data”. Filtering it means a difficult and an expensive challenge; only worth knowing much about those who consume. Those, who not only want to purchase products, but lifestyle as well. They are the winners of the target segment. With this exhibition we are willing to help them to reach happiness.”
Groomed Happiness is an event combining exhibition and discussions, in which ideas of young artists and theorists join technology, art, consumption and consumers. In Labor Bp the visitor can face an aspect of happiness , through the exhibited artworks and the related presentations.
Opening speech by Attila Nemes
Presentation and discussion with László Nagy (founder of Addict Blog and co-creativev director at ACG) abd Orsi Szabó (psychologist, trainer). Moderated by Mátyás Falvai (writer).
Emotion manual, containing 8 emotions and relevant tweets.
Exhibition view with mirrors @ Kunsthalle Budapest
Maslow’s famous theory as represented by smartphone applications.
Now you only need a smartphone to be happy — start zoom:
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