(x)trees

(x)trees: Dynamically generating forest of trees created by SMS and Tweets from the audience

(x)trees is projected in real time on to buildings and large spaces, exploring messaging and mobile devices as a way to create a participatory experience around the theme of protecting our natural resources, and our relationship to communication technology.

By integrating data mining from social networks and text messaging, people participate in the creation of the branches to create a virtual interactive forest of dynamically generating trees.  The audience sends a tweet or text message and sees their message appear on the wall with a branch. The key word is chosen in relation to the event i.e. climate change.

 
(x)trees. La factoria. Buenos Aires 2011
Collaboration with Jared Tarbell (original Flash code) Joe Roth and Jeff Milton (coders)
 

(x)trees. Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art for ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness exhibit 2012
Collaboration with Alessandro Saccoia (original code in Openframeworks)
 

(x)trees@The PASEO 2014.
Collaboration with Alessandro Saccoia (original code in Openframeworks), Lyla June Johnson (spoken word), Kamen Dimitrov (coding), David Logsted (projectionist)