pr0ncollage (or so-called “efficient apparatus for the visualization of trends on social media sites”)

pr0ncollage is a side-project I started hacking on a couple of days ago.  It works by scraping images from Twitter and collaging them.  As the program continues to iterate, it blends it’s new image selections into the same canvases resulting in a crossfaded display between two constantly evolving images.

The interesting aspect of this project is that the images are displayed without context and disappear as quickly as they are added into the image.  Full details will be available on a project page on this site when I finish this program up.

In the meantime, you can clone the hg repository by doing:

$ hg clone
$ sh
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

You will need GNOME development headers (e.g. gtk+/cairo/libsoup/libxml2)  installed, these are available in almost every Linux/UNIX distribution.