The Oracle is an installation produced by the metaLAB (at) Harvard that records and exhibits selected tweets previously published by participants in the Hyper-Public conference. The Oracle uses an algorithm that browses the participants’ Twitter archives for their most personal tweets. These tweets are then transformed into semi-permanent physical objects and also projected in a screen-based installation. Visitors to the installation are invited to access, collect and circulate these artifacts of an emerging narrative. Anyone using the #hyperpublic hashtag will be automatically included in the project.
Created By: Joseph Bergen with James Burns, Kara Oehler, Kyle Parry, Joana Pimenta, Jeffrey Schnapp and Jesse Shapins