twitter art installation #matterspirit : tech notes
2 interactive art installations / exhibits are in place for the opening of the Matter & Spirit: Art & Belief in the Digital Age art show. The show opens tonight, February 1st, at Biola Library 7:00pm. 1 is a digital prayer wall – MyBrokenPalace.com. The other is a twitter-powered art piece.
The big digital art installation is a moderated twitter display called #matterspirit. The visual image below will be projected onto a wall and on display during the opening reception. (If we could acquire the use of a projector for the entire duration of the show, which runs thru mid-June, the twitter tweets would be projected for 4 months instead of 1 evening.)
Here’s the tech notes on how to project a moderated twitter feed for a live event ::
- Moderation: We’re using TidyTweet.com to moderate and selectively approve tweets with the hashtag #matterspirit. Since we’re at a Christian college, unmoderated tweets wouldn’t be kosher.
- Displayer web app: The tweets are displayed using VisibleTweets.com using the “letter by letter” animation.
- LCD Projector: Epson EX71 Multimedia Projector. This projector is lightweight and versatile. I think it’s a way better way to go than an HDTV – get a bigger image and portability, and not be stuck to one place on a wall.
- Computer. A standard-issue desktop computer, one of the stations at the library, connected to the internet, is connected to the VGA port on the projector. Open a web browser to j.mp/matterspirit and go full screen. Voila.