The video above uses the Twitter API with Processing. What you see is a scattering of randomly selected words attached to the search query “NYC Marathon.” The Processing Sketch creates an array list where the words are stored, and the draw() function pulls the word count for the selected word, and expands the ellipse diameter each time the function is looped. The ellipse diameter is dependent upon the word count.

This project was heavily influenced by Jer Thorpe’s Processing & Twitter Tutorial.