Molo | A New Cognitive Methodology
People encase their emotions into tags on Instagram posts now-a-days. We look for small convenient honesties to take part in expressing our emotions, moving on after seeing each resting place through.
This is a journey we all get set on, so how can we record our journey on a simply formatted map?
When we create mind maps over time, we have a chance to document our individual sets of evolution, in plain terms, but when do we begin to inform ourselves about the happenings in the ineffable?
“Molo” is a method of documentation, using “emlogs”, that I have designed to track various personal and objective ineffabilities. Currently, people may conclude some memories into dreams or visions without proper cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) training. My mission with Molo is to extend the benefits of CBT training into a series of accessible solutions. Recording moments truthfully and honestly using a consistent means of documentation allows us to reveal hidden truths occuring during overlapping events.
These revealing truths allow us room for the discovery of ineffabilities, such as spirituality or anomalistic events. Recording our own emotions gives us opportunity to formulate our spiritual and anomalistic identities in visible means. Solutions that can successfully document such types of events would not only be valuable in the field of psychology, but could also find value in astronomy and natural anomalistic event recording areas.
A process such as Molo is essential in plotting the map of our fully encompassed discoveries of the self. We can formulate our own documented histories alongside any written timelines, including the Divine. Having access to such a timeline mentality would allow more progression in understanding the cognitive behavior of species other than the human race. When we allow the existence of ineffable occurrences, we allow endless possibilities to arise. How we categorize the endlessly forthcoming possibilities is up to our data architecture and design in this particular application.
Above are the progressed steps for collecting, categorizing, and displaying diary entries into emlog maps. Emlogs can be considered as a series of emotionally related tags that function as mapping points derived from diary data entries. I created this concept initially in 2016 at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) while studying Interactive and Game Design, concentrating on Interaction Design. The goal was to create an emotional journaling tool in the form of a mobile application, producing Emolog which has since grown into Molo. An emlog is a descriptive series of string inputs utilized to filter the display of experienced emotive themes, gathered from user inputs.
Emolog has some functionalities that we can use as examples. It contained a daily summary and separate charts that span over different periods of time. Visualizing the logged emotions over time gives an answer as to how the flow of emotional interaction progresses over an individual’s life. Below are some screens that showcase Emolog’s functionality more thoroughly.
Emolog utilizes the use of graphs for the user to learn from their history. The design of an emotional support agent is crucial in understanding many effects of technological applications and companies could benefit from its incorporation within data regimes. An effort to incorporate emotional intelligence into data processing could save the lives of many struggling with mental health.
When we use these concepts and theories to form a new datatype solution, we may end up with something along the lines of an “emlog”. Figure 7 shows an example diagram of how emlogs could be visualized in a plotted graph format. We see “level” as the Y axis label and “time” as the X axis. We can go further here to add different levels on the Y axis. Below, Figure 8, shows us a possible use case scenario in a simple graphical format where a user desires to visualize the difference between what they have termed as memory emlog levels and spiritual emlog levels.
So here we can see a couple different possible purposes for emlog recordings. While some people could use this for fictional applications, I will discuss its possible historical human applications. There is not currently a model supporting species other than humans.
Let’s think of an application here. If I was to enter into Emolog a diary entry based on my memory that had the three following emotions pinged on it: sad, peaceful, and happy, then the visualization might end up like Figure 9 below.
Using colors to represent my emotional journey in an artistic application instantaneously translates my personal experience into a format that is empathetic towards the viewer. This type of plotting offers potential for showing a myriad of cascading colors that represents our days as spiritually complicated human adults and children here on Earth. Where the future of emotional data researching might take humans, as a species, is unknown, but it is most certainly being looked forward to in many areas of technological development.
Once we have a solid foundation in understanding the emotional and spiritual implications and ineffabilities of the incorporation of technology in our daily lives, we can then further development in a cognitively responsible manner. Currently, there is still much leg work to be done in developing human grounds for emotional intelligence and I believe that creating systems that incorporate emlog data and molo methodologies is critical for our safety moving forward in technological development.