Twitter and Instagram feeds

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screenshot from: http://gpiot.com/live-twitter-feed-using-jquery-filter-by-username-and-tags/

 

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screenshot from: http://instagram.com/developer/api-console/

 

This tutorial on Processing and Twitter appears to be the most useful out of all the web pages that we have been looking at, as it gives you the coding so we are able tweak the coding ourselves to make it our own.

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screenshot from: http://blog.blprnt.com/blog/blprnt/updated-quick-tutorial-processing-twitter

 

This website doesn’t include coding for the making of the mosaics, however does portray the same type of idea that we are aiming to produce.

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Screenshot from: http://www.printmosaic.com/

 

 

 

 

Statement of Intent

‘COPYRIGHT’
GEORGIA, DAMON, CAROLINE
 
We aim to question copyright by creating our own artwork using a live feed or collage of tweets, images and videos found in cyberspace that are protected under the copyright act. The idea of our project is to show how easy it is to break this protection act and to how it doesn’t always work. The found materials can be displayed through projecting our piece onto a surface, e.g. a wall. Our intentions are to illustrate that all the material we upload onto the Internet as ‘producers’ and ‘consumers’ can easily be copied and credited by somebody else. To make the project more of our own we will also aim to incorporate some images, tweets and videos that we have produced ourselves. The audience will be able to participate with our project, for example tweets which will appear as part of the projection.
 
Henry Jenkins’ Convergence Culture, is the idea that new media and old media collide. Within our project we have the new media (Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). No matter what kind of media is involved, new or old, issues with authorship and authentication always surround it. This can be seen through our project as we are choosing to use others work to create something of our own. Participary culture, the idea that the audience is more involved, this can be seen within our project as we are going to use found materials, meaning that the public are involved within our project, however may be unaware of it.
 
David Jay Boulter & Richard Grusin’s Remediation, the idea that new media is a collection of old media that has been remediated to make something new. This links to our project as we are using media content already put out by others and technically ‘stealing’ it to make our own. People are constantly trying to come up with new media platform ideas, yet arguably they are still made up of old media and we are therefore forever in a state of remediation.
 
We intend to present the project as a projection of live feeds of images, tweets and videos. A smoke machine will be used so that it is more aesthetically pleasing and also illustrates how we have blurred the lines of copyright, by using other people’s work within our own. We would like to create an atmosphere where audiences are intrigued to understand what the image is made up of and may feel intimidated by how nowadays taking other peoples content and claiming it as your own is simple.

Research into mosaic applications

As we want to make a mosaic built up of found images we had a look at some applications that were already built to see if they could help us out and potentially try and see if we were able to make our own.

We have used Mosaik which is an application for Mac products and easymoza which is an online applications.

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With easymoza you choose what image you would like to create a mosaic out of and then choose images from which you want your mosaic to be made out of.

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With Mosaik you are able to choose the background image and then you enter someones username on Twitter and it collects all the their follower’s profile pictures.

Examples

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This is P!nk’s new album cover as a mosaic of all of her Twitter follower’s profile pictures.

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This is an image that I made on easymoza.

Our idea in one sentence

We are going to question copyright by creating our own artwork using a live feed of tweets and images from cyberspace.

Our idea is to illustrate that even if you do own the copyright of the images you are distributing online there is always a possibility that someone else in the world can copy and paste your images and use them as their own. 

Research into making a live feed of tweets

We decided that we wanted to involve a series of live tweets within our convergent media project. This comes from Lev Manovich’s idea of hybrid media where images and texts are put together within one media.

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screenshot from: http://ffeathers.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/how-to-embed-twitter-streams-and-prepopulate-tweets-in-your-document/

I found a blog that shows you how to build a live feed into a web page. I thought that this could be helpful as it highlights the coding that is needed to do this and thought it might be possible to change parts of the coding so we could change the layout.