Household Flies Send Tweets As @Flycolony

Household Flies Send Tweets As @Flycolony
technology

'Flytweet' is a project by David Bowen featuring flies in an enclosed sphere with a keyboard and real-time Twitter messages are sent made up of the keys they land on.

Emma Hutchings
  • 17 october 2012

David Bowen‘s ‘Flytweet’ is a device that sends tweets based on the activities of house flies. A collection of common flies were placed inside an enclosed acrylic sphere with a keyboard. They were filmed as they moved around, and when they landed on a particular key, that character was entered into a Twitter text box. When 140 characters were reached, or a fly landed on the enter key, the tweet was sent from @flycolony.

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