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Interfacing with questions: the unpredictability of live queries in the work of ‘Thousand Questions’

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This article discusses an artistic project entitled If I wrote you a love letter would you write back (and thousands of other questions): a piece of software that utilizes Twitter web API to query questions, drawing unpredictable questions in real-time from the distributed database of Twitter. It undergoes the process of data query and manipulation: requesting data and receiving responses in a standardized format through mathematical operators. This article discusses the role of operators in which they constitute the unpredictability of queries. By understanding the operational and cultural logic of live queries, the article explores the live and unpredictable process of queries execution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Live Interfaces
EditorsThor Magnusson, Chris Kiefer, Sam Duffy
Number of pages7
PublisherEmute Lab, University of Sussex
Publication year2016
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9931996-8-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Research areas

  • queries, API, inferface, Art

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