twitter user names coded

TWITTER USER NAMES CODED

  • 2012-2018
  • online installation
TWITTER USER NAMES CODED (TUNC) AT CLOSURE © REVAD David Riley
TWITTER USER NAMES CODED (TUNC) AT CLOSURE © REVAD David Riley

A long running connection project hosted on Twitter. The account changed names over the years, but the coding of follower user names continued. By the end, using a stylised version of Morse Code, the project had coded 715 user names. The codes of current followers were displayed on revad.com and linked back to the follower Twitter accounts. Followers were never pursued and paid advertising was avoided. Beyond the first 50, the followers found the project Twitter account and followed of their own free will. Follows were not routinely reciprocated, the coded names were posted instead. At closure (in 2018) the project still had more than 500 active followers. In 2013/14 a real-world physical outcome toured with the This ‘Me’ of Mine exhibition (curated by Jane Boyer). Other derivative outcomes have yet to be made…

See: https://revad.com/twitter-user-names-coded/

And: https://twitter.com/hashtag/tuncrevisited