List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts
With tag “twitter”

2010 – Retweet Ripples

Interpreting tweets as droplets on an imaginary fluid surface, Karsten Schmidt and his colleagues created a 3D printed abstract visualization of tweets and their retweets forming ripple patterns. The visualization is created by first executing a Twitter search (here: "Justin Bieber") to create the initial droplets shown in the center of each ring. For each search result they then recursively executed secondary Twitter searches for retweets […]

Added by Karsten Schmidt. Category: Passive physical visualization. Tags: , , ,
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2011 – Digital Arab Spring

Twitter-networks were used by the citizens of the North African states to communicate and organize during the Arab Spring. The virtuality of a computer network becomes tactile and palpable here, like the virtual organization led to actual protests in the streets. The purpose of this data visualisation is to illustrate a magazine-cover and spread and was created as part of an academic graphic design […]

Added by René Rieger. Category: Passive physical visualization. Tags: , , ,
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