Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tweet at your place

It is impressive how easy is to connect with people through online platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Nowadays we broadcast our lives to the world through microblogging or status messages. Of course the global village presents endless beautiful consequences, but at the same time, the more interconnected we are while using these platforms, the less connected we are to the people that surrounds us in our everyday life.

Some decades ago, people lives were interrelated with their neighbors, while now our cell phones, as well as our online platforms create the paradox or being more strongly connected with more distant people. The proposed DIY project pretends to blend beautiful things from both worlds.

Tweet at your place is a DIY kit to allows us to microbolg (like we do on Twitter) in the facades of our homes.

We live in neighborhoods that are composed not only by houses, but also by people. Nevertheless our relation to them is nearly non-existent. The paradox of being easier to broadcast a status message about us to the whole world through tweeter as opposed to the difficulty of expressing our ideas to the people that literally surrounds us is at stake.



  1. It's hard for me to pin down exactly what I like about this idea, but I do. While I have been discovering alternate mappings of place and information in my own work, yours takes a different twist. Facades of buildings have histories in architectural and social sense and so does technology. The one to one mapping of dwelling and person and technology as interface is eloquent.

    I am not 100% sold on the near/far aspect of the network issues however, because I do Facebook with some of my neighbors.

  2. When I walk through a neighborhood I often wonder what goes on behind the windows and doors of the houses I pass. This project would give me a hint to what's what might really be going on. It also reminds me of a home in my neighborhood. The owner of the home has this asian theme on the exterior of his home and on a plaque above his garage he posts a kind of fortune every week for people who pass by. I will post the picture in the blog for you to see


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