david bowen's tweeting houseflies at tower’s art gallery
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apr 15, 2013
david bowen's tweeting houseflies at tower’s art gallery

david bowen’s tweeting houseflies
image © david bowen



david bowen
tower’s art gallery, brussels
april 11th to april 21st, 2013



developed by american artist david bowen, the ‘fly tweet’ device sends twitter messages based on the activities of a collection of houseflies.
living inside an acrylic sphere along with a computer keyboard, the insects move and interact inside their home, landing over the buttons
on the keyboard. when a particular key is triggered by the flies, the corresponding character is entered into a twitter text box. when 140
characters are reached or ‘ENTER’ is triggered, the message containing the accumulated characters is broadcast via twitter in real-time.



‘fly tweet’
video courtesy david bowen



the ‘fly tweet’ device sends twitter messages based on the activities of a collection of houseflies
image © david bowen



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