interactive installation at TEDx Hamburg
location: TEDx Hamburg.de | year: 2011 | stage: realised
The TWEETx installation visualized tweets containing specific keywords by continuously scanning and filtering Twitter’s data stream. The selected tweets were represented on the LED panels as dynamically moving bubbles that sought like bubbles carrying the same keywords. The idea was to create a shared and engaging experience that encouraged people to actively debate a subject.
Twitter comments influence graphics in real time The installation was based on a generic software platform that searched for keywords within a tweet and combined it with metadata (tweet-user, time code, geolocation, language, etc.) and then visualized the findings on the basis of a custom real-time graphical engine. During the conference, the installation searched for #TEDxHH, #TEDx, speakers’ names and language of the tweet. As people posted comments about the web-streamed event, the lighting system reacted to specific parameters such as language, geo-location, and volume of Tweets. The data, which is usually invisible, essentially created a live window on the data layer.