Twitter garden wins gold

The University’s Twitter-reactive garden has been presented with a gold award at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

Part of the STAN (Science Technology Architecture Networks) project within the Schools of Architecture & Design and Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, the garden responds to social media by monitoring Twitter and translating the trends into changes in the landscape of the garden. Planting reflects the contrast between a harsh built environment and a lush utopia.

Visitors to the show, which ran from 12th to 14th September 2014, were invited to tweet about #harrogateflowershow and change the garden’s landscape.

The STAN research project, which involves computer scientists and architects, is exploring whether architecture is able to reflect and map human emotions.

Richard M Wright, Senior Lecturer in the Lincoln School of Architecture, developed the construct, together with fellow academic Barbara Griffin and students Andy Hayeselden, Nicholas Sharpe and Liam Bennett from the University’s School of Architecture. Dr Duncan Rowland, a fine artist and Reader in the School of Computer Science, developed the software application.


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