Video of the Day: Digital Small Talk

Murmur Study from Christopher Baker on Vimeo.

That waterfall of ticker tape is actually a live feed printout of Twitter and Facebook status updates; the thermal printers are part of Christopher Baker’s art installation, in collaboration with Márton András Juhász and the Kitchen Budapest, entitled Murmur Study. The project searches these sites for variations of “common emotional utterances” like argh, meh and oooo and collects them into piles, highlighting the way that all of our “personal” updates are archived by corporations without us really paying any attention to it.

You can check out the installation at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis now through August 23. Note: All of the paper is collected for future projects or recycled. [via PSFK]