Microsoft commissioned Harvey & John to create a social tree for their world partner conference in Washington DC. The brief was to create an installation that connected people both at the event and online using Surface tablets in a novel way.

With each new tweet about the event, a bird lands on one of the branches. The branch then gently bows down and the bird then chirps to reveal the tweet. Once all 9 branches are full, they move back up where birds fly off and the tree starts again to seek new tweets.

Nine Surface tablets make up the tree canopy, guests can change the #tag the tree responds to and manually manipulate the branches and the content displayed.

Music: Tycho - Past is Prologue

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