Death of Empedocles

Animation 2015

Death of Empedocles is a dynamic animation created in collaboration with Pratik Prakash. Conceived as an installation, the animation is structured to loop indefinitely while reacting dynamically to Twitter trends.

Using the Twitter API, a Java software reads through the past 30 Tweets relating to love or hate to determine which is greater. That data is sent to a Processing program to decide which prerendered animation to play next.