clouds is a conceptual application for mobile phones and tablets. It is
designed for people who have lost loved ones and carry an emotional burden of
any sort. Those who don’t have anyone to talk to, or just rather not talk to
anyone – but don’t want to bottle up everything inside. Passing
clouds works as a diary of those thoughts and feelings you are not willing to
share – but feel the need to express.
With passing clouds you can also choose to send them away into the
application includes a message function, where messages can be saved or sent
off, and a voice recording function. The
written messages that are sent off appear on passingclouds.com in real time,
anonymously presented. Anyone can see
the messages, creating a ‘message in a bottle’ effect.
The original concept/idea behind this project, based on
the topic of death, was to explore an alternative outlet for the practices of
grieving and commemoration. I wanted to create a form of emotional outlet using
a digital platform, that gives people a tool and presents an opportunity to
vent on a difficult topic.