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Fly Colony Captures the Messages of Buzzing Flies on the Internet

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Apr 18, 2013 • References: dwbowen and iainclaridge
Artist David Bowen wanted to know what flies on the Internet would have to say for themselves so he set up a large fly colony with a keyboard connected up to the Twitter account @flycolony.

Apparently they have plenty to buzz about because the tweets get updated constantly and the account has over 3,500 followers who enjoy interacting with the insect world. Every time a fly lands on a letter or symbol, it is recorded and then published whenever 140 characters are reached or the 'ENTER' button gets hit.

Hooked up to such a massive media outlet, this art project exists far beyond the room in which the colony is located. Anyone with Twitter can follow these flies on the Internet.