Published June 1, 2011 | Version v1
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TweetDreams : Making Music with the Audience and the World using Real-time Twitter Data


TweetDreams is an instrument and musical compositionwhich creates real-time sonification and visualization oftweets. Tweet data containing specified search terms is retrieved from Twitter and used to build networks of associated tweets. These networks govern the creation of melodiesassociated with each tweet and are displayed graphically.Audience members participate in the piece by tweeting,and their tweets are given special musical and visual prominence.



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