In 2019, I downloaded the entire Twitter archive of over a thousand tweets from my old, now closed, account spanning nearly three years. I used this dataset to write a book, install it in an exhibition, and perform an uninterrupted 2:30 hrs live reading. As a believer in the power of journaling, I was interested in how presenting data as a stream of consciousness could tell the story of how it came to be published on social media.
Three Years was launched and read live on 23 March 2019 at Heritage Gallery, University of Greenwich Galleries. It was displayed as part of 528, a group show I co-curated with fellow students at the University of Greenwich.
To display the book, I handmade a custom single-bookshelf from a wooden pole in which the book is “slotted in” and installed this on a plinth. Designing Three Years was my first attempt at book design. Since then, I have created several more physical designs, including posters, booklets, signage, and exhibition catalogues.
- Blackwells (UK)
- Lulu (UK)
- Book Depository (UK and Selected Countries)
- Barnes and Noble (US and Selected Countries)
- Amazon (Worldwide - Affiliate link)
- Google Books (Elsewhere)
- Publisher: lulu.com
- Paperback: 82 pages
- ISBN-10: 0244761825
- ISBN-13: 978-0244761820
- Dimensions: 14.81 x 0.48 x 20.98 cm
Three Years is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.