A Tweeting Colony of Flies

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Nette Installation von David Bowen, der eine Fliegenkolonie über eine Tastatur krabbeln lässt und daraus Tweets generiert:

This device sends twitter messages based on the activities of a collection of houseflies. The flies live inside an acrylic sphere along with a computer keyboard. As the flies move and interact inside their home, they fly over the keys on the keyboard. These movements are collected in real-time via video. When a particular key is triggered by the flies, the key’s corresponding character is entered into a twitter text box. When 140 characters are reached or the flies trigger the “enter” key, the message containing the accumulated characters is tweeted.

A Colony Of Houseflies Tweet From A Keyboard Inside A Bubble