Tweets, like any form of social media, generates carbon. Research suggests that posting a single tweet generates .02 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), the amount of air you could hold in the cheek of your mouth. Though this sounds like a minuscule amount, with an estimated 200 billion tweets posted per year globally, the carbon adds up.
Twitter is the lightest-footprint form of digital media available, with video sharing being the most costly. This project is less about implicating any one platform and more about pointing out the weight of our everyday digital lifestyle.
- Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance Oct. 3, 2015. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA. Adapted for interactive video-work, Carbonfeed was presented as a six minute concert piece.
- Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS) Aug. 10, 2015. Bozeman, MT. Carbonfeed was adapted into a performance piece for the Soundproof Ensemble.
- Bowdoin College Library, Apr. 10 – May 10, 2015. Brunswick, ME. Installed at the library in the main lobby. Over the month, the installation space saw 20,000 visitors.
- Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS) Mar. 26-28, 2015. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Installed for the SEAMUS music conference at the Moss Arts Center.
- Eyewash Festival, Feb. 10, 2015. Dartmouth College. Adapted for interactive video-work, Carbonfeed was presented as a six minute concert piece.
- Zerospace, Dec. 6, 2015. OpenGrounds at University of Virginia. Adapted for interactive video-work, Carbonfeed was presented as a ten minute concert piece.
- Hamilton College Studio Arts Opening Ceremony. Oct. 10-11, 2014. Clinton, NY. Installed at the Kennedy Studio Arts Opening Weekend at Hamilton College.
- University of Virginia Music Library. Aug. 29 – Sept. 26, 2015. Charlottesville, VA. Initial installation at the University of Virginia. Concurrent audio and visual installations were also housed in the Science, Clemons, and Fine Arts libraries.