City of Sparkles

City Of Sparkles An Interactive Virtual Reality Experiment for Storytelling based on Twitter Real-time Data DESCRIPTION: City of Sparkles is an interactive virtual reality experience using real Twitter messages to tell stories of New York City where an artistic virtual New York City is dynamically shaped with sparkles. Each of sparkles represents a real Twitter message from residents of New York City, and its color and motion represents the emotion mood and the geographical location of the message. Audience can freely fly in the virtual city, and discover the messages left in the city, and feel the lonely souls. The experience contains several chapters. Each chapter has a story line and its own emotion mood. We use Natural Language Processing to programmatically curate the tweets to match the mood of the chapter. For example, the black and white scene represents anger and anxiety, while the blue scene consists of tweets reflecting lonely but positive emotion. Audience can interact with the sparkles and feel the emotion of the messages. In accordance to the emotion, abstract visual effects and motion are happening as well as adaptive contemporary music and sound, so as to strengthen the feeling of the audience. TEAM & CREDITS Made by friends of Amber Garage Director & Developer: Yang Liu Composer: Ran Duan Concept & Producer: Botao Hu Data: collected from Twitter from Jan 2017 to Jun 2018 WEBSITE:

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Running Time
15 minutes
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Yang Liu
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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Brenda Herrera

Excellent, loved it!!!

Douglas W. avatar
Douglas W.

What I'm obviously saying is GO SEE THIS MOVIE. It will not disappoint.

Sandra H. avatar
Sandra H.

Little cheezy at times but I do like it.

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Alice McDonald

So, we got amazing, superb, major acting from all main characters, a very strong - IMDb movie!

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Marie Hopkins

I hope that this film stands the test of time because it is "classic" material.

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Denise Olson

This is a great movie! Give it a chance and you will not regret it. It starts off kind of weird. Stick with it because it all comes together.

Jose M. avatar
Jose M.

I rated this movie as excellent because it's one of my all-time favourite - IMDb movies.

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Martha Ferguson

Brilliant! This movie is proof that you don't need all the special effects in the world to make an amazing - IMDb movie.