“Where is your art” is a kinetic sound installation created by András Juhász Márton, Melinda Matúz, Gergely Kovács and Barbara Sterk. Once a visitor enters the room hacked toy robots start to chat about art, reading the most recent lines of twitter community. Each tweet that contains the word “art” was translated with a text to speech software. If you were tweeting about art during the exhibition, there was a great chance that your tweet would have been told by the robots. More info about the exhibition here and about the project here + this flickr set.
Loud Tweets introduces its own technology. The new, low cost, mass-produced LED name badges, made in China, are modelled on the classic LED bar display. Scrolling text on red LED bars represents a very typical and specific advertising culture. It demands of attention and is used in any kind of public space from shopping centres to public transport. The small 21×7 pixel, red LED name badge can be programmed by three buttons to display 255 characters as a scrolling message. Through a connected Arduino board, the display receives the latest Twitter message of the user.
See also Pocket Tweets
Classic Tweets incorporates a novel technology to use a T-shirt/hoodie as a display: A conductive wire is sewn into thermo-chromatic cloth. The cloth changes colour on temperature change. When the conductive wire is heated up by electricity, the shirt’s thermo chromatic ink around the wire turns white. Three very common Twitter messages are sewn into the Classic Tweets hoodie and can be separately ‘lit up’ by the user.
Posted on: 28/10/2009