DeviceD is a performative installation exploring social media interactions, their influence on users, and the relationship between private and public identity.
A dancer interacts with sounds and visuals through wireless motion sensors and a tactile feedback system made of vibrating motors. The system triggers the vibrations according to real-time twitter interactions, such as hashtags, mentions, and search terms, with each tweet triggering sounds, visuals, and the vibrating motors.
The dancer’s choreography is influenced by social media interactions, and in return the movement influences the audiovisual elements. Remote audiences participate inadvertently through their unrelated posts, while local participants are able to witness their active influence on the performer through the outfit’s flashing lights.