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Loud Tweets

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Another version of the Tweet Bubble Series: Loud Tweets. While I was putting together the concept for the whole project I said in the very beginning: ‘Everything but no LEDs!!!’. LED scroll bars are just too much the cliche of everything. Too much advertising, disco, show off and cheapness (and too much Jenny Holzer ;-). And there are already a couple of T-shirts with LED scroll tags on the market.
But then we ended up starting on this never the less. Simon did the hack with this LED name badge I got at eARTS festival Shanghai. An Arduino board does a simulated 3 button thumb press input. So each tweet is programmed letter by letter which takes a while pull a tweet from the web. And I liked that emulating human cheap device interaction. The next step would have been to connect the badge to a GSM/GPRS Arduino to make it standalone without PC but I stopped it here. The simplicity would have been lost and in the and the price to make it a standalone device was not in relation to the cheapness factor any more.

I preferred to keep it like this and to walk it in the city. I like a lot the big ad bars or train info displays next to the personal twitter feed ad. Blink blink city signage in relation to personal show off ad bar in small scale.

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June 30th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

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The Tweet Bubbles Series – documentation

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tweetbubbleseriesThe Tweet Bubble Series is the result of my 3 months residency at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media this spring.

Check the all the Twitter to RL speech bubbles versions on the project page.

Thanks to V2 lab! And special thanks to my project team Piem Wirtz and Simon de Bakker.

More pics on flickr.

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June 29th, 2009 at 11:29 am

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Recycle

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wallart2(More Wall-Art, found on Bernauerstr., Berlin)

Artist?

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June 29th, 2009 at 9:57 am

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The white glove

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In remembrance of MJ.
Spread the word !!! fffff.at/weekend-of-the-white-glove

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June 26th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Prinzessin auf der Erbse

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case-extern-hddNice one, Markus! Your 2,5″ external harddrive is super safe packed for transport!
Quick and dirty is an important quality of DIY. Yes!

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June 25th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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The Free Yacht Saga

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In the first place a ‘how to’ is a manual but to a certain extend it also always tells a story.
Some people push the story part quite far on Instructables. :-) I like that!

Check the full Saga here www.instructables.com/id/The-Free-Yacht-Saga/


How to Get a Free YachtMore DIY How To Projects

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June 25th, 2009 at 10:35 am

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A car full of gas

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Ariel’s bike was already the hit but this is just insaine. Ariel, I hope you can convince the museum/gallery fire safety guys, haha!

A mini cooper filled with cooking gas, the gas is release from 2 large gas tanks. on the passenger window a small hole was drilled, letting the gas that is trapped inside escaping and burning as a small flame.

Ariel Schlesinger 2009

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June 22nd, 2009 at 8:13 pm

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Grave Digger

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monstertruck(Nice one! artist?, found at Borsigstr, Berlin)

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June 20th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

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‘What can I say, you don’t understand!’

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June 20th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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┬┐Eres humano?

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June 19th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

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