GlastoPoem

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GlastoPoem (or Glasto Poem) was an interactive Twitter installation created for Glastonbury Festival 2009. The installation took a real time RSS feed from Twitter and resyndicated participants 'tweets' within the festival.

GlastoPoem was commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Poetry Season in June 2009. The installation used the [Igloo Projection Dome] to project participant’s ‘tweets’ within the inner circumference of the dome. These ‘tweets’ circled those in the dome using four fixed projectors. This helped create an illusion of panoramic visuals. The installation was live on Thursday 25 June & Saturday the 27th June 2009.

On Saturday 27 June performers including Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Skint & Demorilised, Itch from The King Blues and Kate Tempest performed Spoken word, poetry & music.

On Saturday members of Tweet Camp (an arranged gathering for members of the Twitter community) were encouraged to interact with the installation from the Tweet Camp (Held in the Paypal offices in London)

GlastoPoem was devised by the social media artist James Norris whilst working for Nitro Digital.

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