Twitter's Fiendish Cacophony


Derek White applies MoMA's description of Paul Klee’s Twittering Machine (1922) to Twitter Inc:

The hand crank conjures up the idea that this “machine” is a music box, where the birds function as bait to lure victims to the pit over which the machine hovers. We can imagine the fiendish cacophony made by the shrieking birds, their legs drawn thin and taut as they strain against the machine to which they are fused.