SXSW, 2012

"Tweetlantis" is a real-time visualization of nearby Twitter activity, developed for Twitter and Samsung Mobile's #FEED event at SXSW. The project was one of the first applications built on Twitter's then-beta Firehose API.

This 20' projected digital installation features the City of Austin immersed deep in the subaqueous bustle of SXSW 2012. The deafening roar of 500,000 people transforms into a tranquil Neptunian environment where glowing, deep sea fishes are generated by real-time feeds of Twitter data. Instantly see what topics are trending, who's Tweets travel farthest, and #FEEDthefish!

Premiered at the AMOA-Arthouse from March 9-March 18, 2012.

Partners - Twitter, Samsung, Learned Evolution, Topsy, The Meta Agency & Sonic Notify

Team - Directed by Lee Billington and Lisa Kaselak. Developed by Louis Acresti and Savannah Niles. Artwork by Ryan Ayers. Also used code in part by OpenProcessing contributors.

"A #romance is born" — Time

"Twitter's #FEED space was a fantastic digital representations of the company's traffic. The number of parties was as staggering as the length of lines to get in some of them.” —Billboard

"The event changed the way most people see art by transforming it into an interactive experience and joining it with real-time trending topics.” —WebProNews

Press: Forbes  | Twitter | Samsung Mobile | Learned Evolution

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