AFD Ten : Tweeting Colors

Tweeting Colors
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Tweeting Colors is webpage comprised of vertical color bars created by special tweets from Twitter users. New bars are added from the left, pushing the existing arrangement to the right. Working with the Twitter feed is nothing new to A Feverish Dream, yet unlike Journal of the Collective Me or Ellsworth Kelly Hacked My Twitter, this piece allows the audience to directly manipulate the resulting visual. Anyone can view the piece, but a Twitter user can add bars by following these simple directions. The page auto-refreshes a few times a minute, so sit back and enjoy the Color Feed.

Tip of the hat once again to Donovan Buck for his awesome scripting abilities.

2 Responses to “AFD Ten : Tweeting Colors”


  • I tried a couple tweets and I don’t see the effect. I did as the directions said! And I waited a bunch of minutes every time! Is it stuck?

  • Hi Ruth. Thanks for taking Tweeting Colors for a spin. We’ve learned some things since its launch that may impact which tweets show up. First, be sure you’re part of the public timeline. Protected tweets can’t be searched and thus cannot be found. Second, don’t have any punctuation directly beside any of the elements. For instance, placing a period directly after the number will prevent the search from reading it. So be sure all elements – #afd green 5 – have whitespace separating them. I hope you’ll try again!

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