Oscilloscope Tweet Display

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Oscilloscope Tweet Display


One of the projects to be featured at NYC Resistor’s 4th Annual Interactive Show is this cool vector display Twitter client, which scans for tweets with the word “I” in it and displays them on an oscilloscope.

It’s a little known fact that during the 1940′s the premier Twitter client was a cathode ray oscillograph vector display, such as this DuMont Labs 208B. The 15×12 character resolution was perfect for a 140 character tweet. This one has been restored, connected to the aethernet and configured to search for “I”, turning it into a time travelling view into the twitter-sphere’s narcissism. You can see it in action in this short video, or play with it in person at the 2013 NYC Resistor Interactive Party in June.

The show will take place at NYC Resistor on Saturday, June 15th at 8pm.

4 thoughts on “Oscilloscope Tweet Display

  1. Daz says:

    I’d like to know how this was hacked together…

  2. arden henderson says:

    just a typo feedback, not a post:
    text: the 1940′s
    error: 1940’s
    fix: 1940s
    alternate fix: ’40s

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