New Device Hacks Radio To Broadcast Real-Time Tweets

New Device Hacks Radio To Broadcast Real-Time Tweets

‘Volume and Noise,’ the latest brainchild of artist Sean Hathaway, combines social media content with the old school medium.

Ryan Gerhardt
  • 3 december 2012

‘Volume and Noise,’ the latest brainchild of artist Sean Hathaway, combines the popular 21st century social media platform with one of the earliest forms of mass communication: radio.

Hathaway modified a 1930s Philco radio case to hold a device of his own making that can relay a stream of real-time tweets. Through an Arduino microcontroller, the device can select tweets based on chosen keywords and then broadcast them utilizing a text-to-speech program.

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