Demo Hour

DEMO HOUR: The Kinetic Storyteller

Issue: XXIV.2 March + April 2017
Page: 10
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Tine Bech

The Kinetic Storyteller is a playful environment for social interaction consisting of a pair of swings next to each other. As each participant swings on the structure, they are connected to a data stream of the networked landscape around them, specifically the social media banter of Twitter. With each kinetic swing rotation, new messages tagged with specific hashtags are presented on three large screens situated in front and to the sides of the participants. Here, the social interaction of swinging not only reveals new data but also generates different narratives based on the selected hashtag. Participants' interaction with the swings materializes the data moving invisibly through their immediate spaces through play.

Bech, T. The Kinetic Storyteller 2016. Leonardo 49, 4 (Aug. 2016), 354–355.

Tine Bech, Tine Bech Studio

ins01.gif Participants in the Kinetic Storyteller ride swings to reveal social media data.