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Jiayi Young, assistant professor of Design, is the creator of “Presently Untitled: Date Mapping of 2016 US Presidential Election Twitter Activity” which opens at the Pence Gallery in Davis on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.
This project transforms the 2016 United States Presidential Election Twitter data into a large-scale installation to probe the question of how social media assumes form and dominates the shaping of the future of a nation. The installation recounts Twitter activities of tweets, retweets, and replies using hashtags in support of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy from February 2016 through the election on November 8, 2016.
Artist Talk: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2-3 PM