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

david bowen's tweeting houseflies at tower’s art gallery

david bowen’s tweeting housefliesimage © david bowen

 

 

david bowentower’s art gallery, brusselsapril 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 housefliesimage © david bowen

 

 

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  • THE END
    a can of insecticide for the creators of this intellectual BS
    LET THE FLIES OUT !!!!!!!!!

    Paedra says:
  • or you could just send random tweets w/ a Processing or some other script.

    Amazed says:

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