Superficiel Measures

Twipology

May 27th, 2013  |  Published in Art, Featured

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Twipology is a garden generated from Twitter conversations using the hashtags whatever, system, control, radical, surface, cigarette, pink, raw, passage, abstract, kindergarten, superficial. Visitors are welcome to walk, sit, dance, rest, contemplate, spend hours or days in the space.

Twipology is a comment on the uses of personal data for narrated digital fabrication.

Collaborators & Thanks: Kevin Hinz, Jose Luis García del Castillo y Lopez, Nic Shackle & Paul Mesarcik from Thingking.
Exhibition pictures: Jake Rudin.

The project started with an initial study of visualising a Twitter feed so that it could later be ‘materialised’.
This is an illustration of the original process:

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Twip_visualizer

Samples:

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The project changed scale when it was conceived for a large room exhibition.
We also had to address different parameters such as material constraints, size, orientation, etc.
The code was also modified to generate about 1000 tweets.

This is the process that led to the second version and final installation at the Kirkland Gallery, Harvard GSD:

twip_process

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