‘Memorial Tweets’ visualizes the usage of a fictitious platform linked to popular micro-blogging site Twitter. Through this it explores how the question “What are you doing?” asked by your Twitter profile should be adjusted for bloggers that have passed on. This question should be rephrased so that it begins to ask members of the community to comment on and recount memories of some of the actions that made up a person’s life.
‘Memorial Tweets’ enables this by replacing the question “What are you doing?” with the question “What tweets your memory?” This alteration would allow members of the community to leave short posts, no longer then 140 characters on the persons profile page.
Within these posts you could tag photos, video and other media relevant to your memory. This new version of the person’s Twitter page would begin to allow the community to remember collectively, building up a group-augmented image of the person they all knew and loved.
Through the usage of a community, such as Twitter this film challenges the conventions of a spoken obituary; where one person stands up and attempts to tell you who that person was. ‘Memorial Tweets’ aids in the dissimilation of this hierarchy and creates an environment rich for remembrance.