@justinbieber (2017 edition)

Janis Lejins


Raspberry Pi 3, Thermal Printer, 58mm Rolls of Receipt Paper, Python Program, Wi-fi


This is a special re-comission of the installation @justinbieber (2013). In this iteration of the piece a thermal printer prints tweets directed toward both @JustinBieber and @realDonaldTrump in real time.


In this iteration each tweet is marked with the current Unix time - this is the number of seconds since Thursday, 1 January 1970, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This form of time measurement is implemented by most computers on earth.


The piece was posted to the Exhibition, Me Time, at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (GMT +10) from a post box located on the prime meridian in Greenwich, England GMT(+0).