A standard way to execute the scribble has been identified:
He thus began to develop a criterion to connect graphic characteristics of scribbling to psychological traits, based on the ideas of Carl Jung, Donald Winnicoth, Wassily Kandisky, Gestalt research, studies of graphology and projective tests, experience and common sense.
We decided that the first tablet version of the Scribble Test had to do just that.
We identified over 150 parameters that have been used to assess the graphic characteristics based on execution, position of the line in relation to the drawing area, shapes used and statistical analysis.
More than 500 scribbles have been carefully evaluated to train a complex system of neural networks to coherently associate the graphic aspects with the psychological aspects.
Milano - Italy 2002
SCRIBBLE TEST is an interactive installation capable of defining a visitors' personality profile by interpreting their random scribble.
The installation is composed of a metal (copper and aluminum) desk and chair. A computer tablet-monitor is embedded into the desk. Each scribble that a guest draws is video-projected onto a wall. On the sides of the table, two 50 inch LCD monitors display sequences of images that match the psychological meanings of the drawing.
A guest sits down, picks up the digital pen and, following the instructions, makes a scribble on the screen for approximately 20 seconds. The system automatically analyzes and interprets the scribble and offers a psychological profile of the user in the form of music, messages, shapes, colors and video images. At the end, a printout of the psychological profile is produced for the user to keep.
"The Scribble has the dual function of a test and a means to enhance inner consciousness by becoming aware of what is made evident"
Production: Studio Canali
Concept: Mario Canali and Elio Massironi
Software: Marcello Campione, Roberto De Biaggi, Mario Canali
Music Software: Elektrance by Giuliano Caione and Giovanni Cino
Hardware and Software Management: Massimiliano Cavigioli
Performer: Xena Zupanic
Video Maker: Domagoj Mazuran
Video Editing: Mario Canali
Table and Armchair: Leonardo Aurelio
Plasma holders: Gaetano Muratore