// Wish tree

 

real time twitter visualization

 

 

 

 

Wish tree, realtime twitter visualization, processing, twitter4j, 2011

twitter query "my wish", Tree TEXT automatically updated every 60 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

concept

 

The Wish Tree is a lovely concept to create for your family at the holidays or any day. Everyone writes down their wishes and then hangs the wishes on the Wish Tree.

Since the 1990's the Wish Tree has been a part of many peace-promoting art exhibitions staged by Yoko Ono.

With the Wish Tree, people are invited to write their wish on a piece of paper and hang it to a tree branch. Some wishes of the wishes are deeply personal,

others global wishes for peace and better future for all of humankind.

And also there is a Wishing tree at the Jewish Museum from Berlin, We write a wish on a piece of paper and tie it to the tree and our wish will come true.

 

I created this ‘wish tree’ piece using tweets filed under "My Wish" in twitter.

"My Wish" focuses on individual storytelling and in a broader sense, touches on many different people's situations and conflicts.

By sharing the their wishes, people can connect and learn from one another. And by drawing from many different individuals.

The best way to understand a person is to know that person’s frame of mind. How do we read other people’s minds?

Intentions are usually read by comprehending the meaning of what people say. Although the authenticity of the writings on blogs and various sites should be questioned,

the explosive application of social networks must be a reflection of the need for communication and relationships.

This data visualization using Twitter did not begin with a big discussion on social networks, public art etc., but simply with the intention of peeking into the minds of people through their stories;

not as a propagandist art that aims to change the ideas of others, but to understand the people a bit more by listening to the words of others. The question I send on Twitter is ‘MY WISH’.

everyone gathers their most earnest desires and makes wishes.I hope the understandings of others will also be increased when those wishes are delivered through the display boards in the city.

 

Public art plan

 

 

 

 

Method

processing, twitter4j

I created the piece using tweets filed under "My Wish" in twitter as well as through messages sent to a special twitter account (@comostory).

for this project I make a another account (@mywishtree) new version

 

 

 

objective

 

The work "My Wish" is an English version of "Whispering Wishes". The purpose behind both pieces is to showcase a true communication,

a communication that sprouts from an intuitive, artistic imagination.

"My Wish" focuses on individual storytelling and in a broader sense, touches on many different people's situations and conflicts.

By sharing the their wishes, people can connect and learn from one another. And by drawing from many different individuals,

the piece achieves a certain social resonance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

history

On Jan 1, 2011, my twitter visualization titled "Whispering Wishes" appeared on COMO (a large city screen located in Seoul).

The New Year's wishes of Korean people scrolled across the screen, visible to all who walked by. Through the use of the screen,

COMO was able to hear the wishes of the Korean people as well as broadcast them to a national audience. I created the piece

using tweets filed under "New Year's Wishes" as well as through messages sent to a special twitter account (@comostory).

The purpose of the piece was to increase communication between people. Most people believe that a New Year's wish must

be kept private in order to come true, yet the piece shows many people's willingness to share their desired wishes for change. 

 

 

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SK telecom building in Seoul, 2011

 

 

 

 

INSPIRATION

 

Yoko Ono, whishing tree

 

Jewish musium in Berlin, whishing tree