Listen and Repeat: Robotic Voice Reads Tweets Out Loud in the Middle of a Forest

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Tue, Nov 26th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Vice brings to attention this art installation called Nobody Listens, The installation, which features a robotic voice that reads to all the trees that surround it, poignantly spews out any tweet under the hashtag #NobodyListens. The installation was created by artist Rachel Knoll.

Social media is used to connect but concurrently serves as a disconnect from social life outside of the virtual world. In Listen and Repeat, a modified megaphone uses text to speech capabilities to recite tweets composed with the tag ‘nobody listens’ from the social media website Twitter. The megaphone has been installed on a mountain in Washington state and dictates tweets to an audience of trees.

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