Installation view at night showing tweets and instagrams projected on the gorund

Urballoon 2003


The Urballoon is a helium balloon with a video projector that displays a feed of social media tagged with a hashtag onto the ground of a street, plaza or park. This temporary installation creates an instant media interface to a place that allows communication between people, environments and events.

Urballoon is a platform for interactions in urban spaces. It connects the social web to our streets and enables new models of public dialogue and exchange of ideas.

Installation view at night showing group of people gathering around the projections.
Social media projections create a digital bonfire that draws a crowd.
Indoor installation at Eyebeam, New York (2007).