Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall.
Sound appealing? Well, maybe not. But for one man from Sweden, it’s a long-term project that’s finally come to fruition.
Tech enthusiast Peder Dinkelspiel has created a screen that can display a live feed of Trump’s tweets right on his living room wall with the help of Visionect, a digital sign company, and E Ink technology.
For years, Dinkelspiel was trying to create something like a “giant Kindle” that could display text on a wall. The idea was that the image would look less like a painting and more like it was simply part of the wall. And yes, Twitter was somehow involved.
“In my case I wanted to display the latest tweet from a dedicated Twitter account,” he said in an email. “The idea was that anyone could send a reply to that account, which would then appear on the wall.”
At the time, the precise technology he needed wasn’t available, but eventually Visionect came out with a development kit for a 32″ display.
Finally, Dinkelspiel was able to purchase the kit and get started.
So, how did this turn into a Trump live feed?
“We were now in early 2017,” Dinkelspiel said in a press release, “and the USA now had a president tweeting.”
He told Mashable that he looked into displaying other accounts, but Trump’s tweets were what really caught his attention.
“[Every time] he sent a tweet, it actually became news,” he said over the phone Thursday. “The way that he tweets is such a new way of running both politics and running the world.”
The artwork is called “Sign of the Times,” and the screen updates through Wi-Fi every five minutes. But what happens when, or if, Trump stops tweeting?
“My guess is I’ll look for the next thing to put on my wall,” he said which, he joked, might be a blank screen displaying how sad it is that Trump’s tweets have stopped.
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