Cloud lamp that reacts to tweets
16 January, 2018
The Political Lamp is a connected cloud, capable of reacting in real time to messages posted on Twitter, creating a thunderstorm every time a tweet is posted on one of the accounts it monitors. Each tweet is then materialized by a series of lightnings, rolling in the cloud and disturbing the soft light of the lamp.
The choice of setting the Political Lamp to follow the tweets of Donald Trump is explained by the fact that he perfectly embodies a dangerous era. A world where the words of one man, released without reflection and with spontaneity on a global social network, can endanger the fate of millions by spreading the ghost of nuclear war on the planet.
As in the case of the Earthquake Lamp, the idea of the Political Lampis to hide its true nature behind a beautiful object, which immediately modifies the observer’s behavior when its purpose is revealed, causing anxiety and fascination.
An alternative setting of the Political Lamp was also conceived, allowing this cloud lamp to react to the tweets of the current elected from the FN (right-wing populist and nationalist political party in France), symbolizing the current rise of intolerance.
I am a French artist, based in Marseille.
Self-taught, my work is born of the encounter between art, design and technology. I explore the relationships between humans and their environment, seeking to provoke questions and sensations through interactivity and connectivity.
Also founder and editor of the UFUNK.net webzine.