Syver Lauritzsen and Eirik Haugen Murvold

These Artists Will Turn Your Tweets Into Colorful Mood Goo

A river as black as your subtweeting heart.

Now we know what Twitter would look like if it ever took physical form: an amazing technicolor river of feels, endlessly flowing, as mercurial as the feelings of its moody, fickle users.

The translation of tweets as feelings-colored goop is the brainchild of two Norwegian artists, Syver Lauritzsen and Eirik Haugen Murvoll, in a piece called Monolitt. The artwork monitors all tweets sent from a given region -- a city, for instance -- combs them for keywords indicating the feelings of the person tweeting, and then sends that data to a fountain-like object which releases spurts of liquid color assigned to match that mood.

All of which is to say, it's probably easier if you just watch the video of the art in action. It's all wonderfully metaphorical, especially the part where a thick streak of black (for unhappy feelings) bubbles up and cuts a swathe of darkness through all the happy pink goo. Remember that, kids, before you hit "post" on your next mean subtweet.

Read more about Monolitt on the artist's Tumblr.

h/t io9