[ #TAG, 2012 ]

MAGIC MESSAGE PLANTS, LASER ETCHED TEXT, PLASTER, HACKED IKEA LIGHTS, STEEL

#Tag speaks of larger coordination of crowd-sourced data and what information inevitably materializes. For #Tag, sword beans are customized by imprinting the top five hashtags used on Twitter in 2010, slowly revealed as the plants germinate and grow. This piece pointedly asks the viewer, how long does it take for something to trend on Twitter versus actually growing in the earth? How long it takes to grow a network, 140 characters at a time? This approach to this investigation is as poetically cryptic and enigmatic as the meaning that may emerge from such enormous volumes of data.

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