French artist from Marseille, Parse/Error, created a beautiful and fun project called the Political Lamp. A connected cloud lamp that reacts in real time to the tweets from Donald Trump, and other political events on Twitter.
The Political Lamp is a connected cloud, capable of reacting in real time to messages posted on Twitter, creating a thunderstorm every time a tweet is posted on one of the accounts it monitors. Each tweet is then materialized by a series of lightnings, rolling in the cloud and disturbing the soft light of the lamp.
The choice of setting the Political Lamp to follow the tweets of Donald Trump is explained by the fact that he perfectly embodies a dangerous era, where the words of one man on a global social network can endanger the fate of millions. The idea of the Political Lamp is to hide its true nature behind a beautiful object, which immediately modifies the observer’s behavior when its purpose is revealed, causing anxiety and fascination.