Twitter Box (2019)

3.5" x 2" x 2" - Custom 3D printed Enclosure, Raspberry Pi Zero, Custom Electronics, Python.

Using one’s smartphone as a wifi tether; the box requests a packet of 100 tweets every 100 seconds. The tweets are sent to Google’s Natural Language API, where they are subject to “sentiment analysis” and then translated into an abstracted facial expression. It seeks to explore and question the limits of binary systems as a tool for calculating human emotion, especially as it pertains to algorithmic bias.