in november 2017, i took part in the 'signature hack' of mit's hacking arts festival, which brought a group of engineers to work with artist agnieszka kurant. the piece -- fictional animals operated by thousands of people -- explored ideas of artificial society and collective behaviour, through the lens of internet-broadcast nature. the code i wrote (a sugarscape environment controlled by semantic data from twitter, that in turn controls a swarm of hex bug 'gerbils' can be found here.

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