cloud tweets - 2013
This installation sends twitter messages based on the movements and shapes of clouds. A video camera pointed at the sky captures the clouds. Custom software uses the real-time video of the clouds to articulate keys on a virtual keyboard. The system is set in motion to function as if the clouds are pressing the keys on the keyboard as they move across the sky and change shape. When 140 characters are reached or the clouds trigger the “enter” key, the message containing the accumulated characters is tweeted. The outcome is a series of continuous twitter messages representing unique keystroke patterns created by ethereal forms that build, sweep, fluctuate and dissipate in the sky.