Bluebird is an interactive, retro visualisation of a low-fi Christmas tree, created from live tweets about Christmas.
It uses a 1980’s aesthetic and a live integration with Twitter to question what an idealised Christmas means in 2016.
The piece is created using a Raspberry Pi (3), Processing, an interactive touchscreen and a custom PHP script to retrieve, clean and distributed the tweets from Twitter’s API.
Bluebird is available to purchase for £900. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluebird was created as a bespoke piece for the Cupola Gallery exhibition: “To please a few“, as part of an annual Christmas exhibition.