2 day hackathon at the the Frank Mohr Institute on the theme of “Connection”.
1x proximity sensor,1x arduino, 8x A3 papers, 3x macbook,1x projector (not because this is necessary but because we had 3 macbooks which we where working on simultaneously so it seemed reasonable to do it that way).
The way it works:
The scraped tweets are send via OSC to a 2nd computer running a max patch which controls the output to the projector.
A proximity sensor is connected via arduino to a 3rd computer which measures the presence of and distance to the user.
If no user is close enough the tweets are displayed in small lines of projected text inspiring the user to look closer.
If the user gets closer however, the text animates and becomes unreadable.
(if the user gets close enough a slide sequence of Donald Trump images are displayed instead of the tweets).
The result is a textbased installation that you can never really “look at”.
and we won this beautiful think-outside-the-box price! 🙂
(Code coming soon)