An interactive art piece created to explore social media information from twitter as a medium to create art.

Inspired by sky lanterns, the interactive piece is dynamically created from wishes that have been tweeted from people between specific times using Twitter. The piece explores dynamic art creation using social media and how to display updated “intentions” – data as an art form. The result of the piece may be a change in attitude on the part of the audience that results from the medium of social media itself.

PHP was used to search twitter for today’s tweets that expressed happiness. jQuery was used to parse, animate and compose the data being presented. I hope to explore and inspire a unique perspective on what data is and how it may be translated into art.

View art: Wishes
Date: 2019
Medium: Twitter data, php, jQuery, html, css
Dimensions: Monitor, Projection