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The Twitter-Helmet at the Hollywood Farmers Market

http://twitter.com/1WayCommunicate

Allowing people to tweet on a Sunday morning at the Hollywood Farmers Market
by sensualizing the Twitter-experience. People visiting the farmers market
are given the chance to step on the soap box, put the TWITTER helmet on and
tweet anything they want. They do not see their audience and do not know
who is listening to them. It is just like sending a twitter message online.
A speaker is set in a remote location; it broadcasts the tweets.
This emphasizes that you really don't know who is listing to your tweets.
Next to the speaker sits a "human filter" - a person stationed to listen
to the tweets. The human filter sorts tweets into 140 character-long messages
and re-tweets them through the Helmet's Twitter account.

Is it safer to be yourself or to perform when you are anonymous!?
Do social media and gadgets give us the boost of courage to be a star?

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The Twitter-Helmet goes LA


"20 more little followers — good night little monsters xxx" tweeted at 5:50 PM
Apr 3rd, Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles

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The Twitter-Helmet at the "National Pillow Fight Day", Down Town Los Angeles

 

IF WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT TWITTER-COMMUNICATION AND SENSUALIZE THE WHOLE EXPERI ENCE, IT IS AS IF YOU ARE TALKING WITHOUT LOOKING OR LISTENING.
YOU ARE TALKING INTO A HELMET.

1. You capture a moment
and instead of taking out your phone or sitting down in front of your computer — you put on the helmet

2. You are in the
   "twitter-zone":

  a.Instead of experiencing
    a moment, you wait to
    capture what seems
    to be the right moment
    for you.
  b.You filter it
  c.You decide how to
    broadcast it. You
    probably have to
    shorten it a lot.
  d.For a moment, you mask
    your senses.
  e.You have a stage, you
    are performing, you
    might have an audience,
    you feel safe.

3. Electronic objects and social media give you the courage to say things out loud — are they an extension of your ego?

4. Does social media give you a moment to escape that uncomfortable, real face-to-face pressure that physical relationships might create? You can be heard and truly be a star.

5. Are you talking to someone? Are you actually talking to anyone? Do you have an audience? Do you want an audience? Do you care about your audience? Is anyone listing to you? Are you getting feedback? Do you want feedback?