TweetCaption, in collaboration with Jona Hoier

Capturing related keywords and associated Tweets of the Twitter community, TweetCaption is a real-time visualization of the global and social context of specific art pieces/ museum installations. It allows visitors to draw parallels between the exhibition piece and underlying discussions of the context the piece is dealing with. While traditional captions provide curated and authoritative explanation and interpretation for museum pieces, TweetCaption opens up the possibility to set exhibits in an on-going context of public understanding, connotations and current developments.

TweetCaption, usage

TweetCaption, Eduardo Kac

Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman. 2012. Opening museums: New Interaction Methods for future museum experiences. ISBN 978-1-4710-1530-4

Irene Posch and Jona Hoier. 2011. TweetCaption. Social Media/Meaning in Exhibitions. Demo at Re-Thinking Technologies in Museums 2011 – Emerging Experiences. Limmerick, Ireland