In the interests of open communication in shared spaces, [dan] made a public text box that serves as a terminal to the @publictextbox twitter account. We could see something like this being useful in a hackerspace or other hang out to announce to the world the happenings of the resident makers and builders.
The software setup is very simple and can run on just about any old computer you might have lying disused in a corner. The app is built with Processing, and the code is extremely simple and easily modifiable. Even though the case is a lovely cardboard number, the Twitter Box can be dressed up as any imaginable form. We’d love to see a nice TARDIS blue, but we’ll leave that up to [dan].
You can check out the demo of the Twitter phone box after the break. Alternatively, you could re-tweet this post and take part in a load test for the @publictextbox.
7 thoughts on “@publictextbox Is A Twitter Enabled Phone Booth”
This would be awesome except twitter is now working for big brother: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-twitter-censor-tweets-individual-countries.html
[dan] should use indeti.ca instead
…or perhaps status.net or similar.
“take part in a load test ..” … poor chaps :)
You know for < $200 you could get an actual pay phone pedestal and some lighting effects.
I like the keyboard on a keyboard. Also, mods I didn’t mean to report his comment.
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