A Voting System for the LAUS Awards
How to increase participation through a data physicalizations.
ADG and DDS developed the Drip-by-Tweet installation, a kinetic mechanism that transforms real time tweets into a liquid infographic for the Laus Audience Awards in Barcelona.
From digital irrelevance towards a meaningful physics.
The Audience Laus Award is an award given to the most voted nominee for the FAD Awards of Design in Spain. The process of vote is usually made using the Twitter platform where everyone can vote their favourite nominee using a numerical code. The standards of participation are over 5,000 Tweets.
For the last edition of Laus Awards the organisation wanted to increase the participation in order to add more value to the award. We realised that sending a tweet didn't had the experience importance that a vote like this one needs.
One of the most important things to work with was the term transparency. That's why we decided to create a real time interaction where you could see the ongoing process of the vote.
The machine had 341 test tubes each of them connected to one of the nominees, as soon as you where tweeting one of them the machine was sending a drop of liquid gold inside the specific test tube that you had tweeted.