Art hack presented at Digital Sizzle #6, a weekend hackathon held at Mozilla London where developers and artists compete to display their hacks in the Whitechapel Gallery:
An interactive visualisation and game. The main application is built in Flash Adobe AIR using Starling and Stage3D. The application uses a Twitter feed to determine the anger, happiness and maybe other emotions of Twitter users.
The game uses a visualisation of particles to show these emotions in the game. The game will be harder if Anger dominates Twitter and easier if people are happy. The player uses an Arduino to control the game and navigate the character. Twitter is also be used in the application to involve other members of the public. They can tweet in to manipulate the game stage. Example, tweet “To fire a laser” … the game will then launch a laser across the screen.