Tasty Tweets is a data visualization experiment that allows users to explore current twitter trends through taste, with a press of a button.
Using the Twitter API, it collects tweets containing mentions of specific fruits such as blueberry, pineapple, apple and carrot and creates a smoothie that represents the blend. The smoothie is created based on the same proportions of fruits collected from the tweets. Because twitter trends change quickly, each smoothie has a unique palette of flavors.
Data from which the smoothie is created are graphically represented on a computer screen. It shows the proportions of flavors in the current smoothie as well as the most recent tweets from which the smoothie was created. Furthermore, a historic view of past smoothies allows users to compare trends over time.
To add another dimension to the visualization, Tasty Tweets is constructed in a way that makes it possible to layer the different juices within the glass. The layering of the juices results in a visual representation of the proportions of flavors in the smoothie – a graph in a glass. Tasty Tweets allows the user to experience twitter in a new way.
It is a result of a one week Data Visualisation course at CIID, taught by Golan Levin (CMU) and Marcin Ignac. It is a fully functional prototype.
Kostantinos Frantzis - http://kfrantzis.com
Kat Zorina - http://katzorina.com
Ruben van der Vleuten http://rubenvandervleuten.com
A collaboration between me and my dear friend fengda2870, who deserves the largest share of credit for all the work done animating my flame, and their team. You can read about their creative process here http://www.fxysw.com/thread-1611-1-1.html .
Sadly I can't speak Chinese so I hope my translation of their title is fine. Original title is 风荧婆娑 "feng ying po suo".
The base flame is my fractal artwork "Not Here" http://lindelokse.deviantart.com/art/Not-Here-270730178 http://www.behance.net/gallery/3D-Apophysis-Flames/3493803 which parameters I provided to Fengda.
Base Apophysis fractal flame parameters by Chiara Biancheri "Lindelokse" http://lindelokse.deviantart.com/ http://www.behance.net/lindelokse
Animation made by fengda2870 http://fengda2870.deviantart.com/ http://www.fxysw.com
video clips by yunduan
edit: I forgot to mention, soundtrack is Learn To Love Loneliness by Kilowatts!
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