Twitter Heart

 

Kinetic Sculpture

8’ x 14’ x 23”

2011

 

An electronic sculpture that moves based on a live Twitter search. The sculpture is connected to the Internet where it is searching Twitter for the word “heart”. If the search finds current tweets containing the word heart, the sculpture moves. If the search comes up empty because no one is tweeting the word heart, the sculpture stops moving.  A monitor attached to the sculpture displays incoming/live tweets containing the word heart.

 

Twitter Heart was awarded the Tulsa Momentum Spotlight Honorarium from Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in 2011.