Poster, 8 x 12"

Poster, 8 x 12"

Using the Twitter API and a Python script, this piece collects tweets across the social media platform containing the text, “the internet is,” storing the results every 15 minutes. These results are then dynamically projected as a video via Processing, rapidly looping through thousands of tweets, ultimately rendering the phrase undefinable, volatile, and ineffable: both everything and nothing at the same time. The piece seeks to collect a kind of cultural vocabulary concerning what the internet is — leveraging “the internet” to help define itself. 

Coded in collaboration with Anna Bialas