A few of the Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists attended the Art Hackathon in Greenwich on 16th-17th May and got together with some others to create a lovely art project. The project takes a Twitter feed, analyses the tweets for keywords and assigns emotions to them. The amount of each emotion is then rendered on a web page. Wavy strips of clear plastic were then mounted on top of the screen (an HDMIPi) to give the rendering a 3D ‘feel’. Audio was also keyed to the emotional readings and the volume of different sound tracks altered according to how much a particular emotion was being expressed through Twitter.
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