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Tweet Cage Chandelier

Prototype Design Lab has created a chandelier / art installation in response to Twitter’s imminent IPO. It is a custom-blown neon light fully enclosed within a suspended vintage bird cage.

The simplicity of social networking often makes us forget the value of what it is we are sharing. Sending a tweet is seemingly “free”, but we are actually lost in the blurred lines between public and private in the online domain. The life of a bird in a cage is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it lives a comfortable life, domesticated and handed all of its necessities. However, what it considers to be “home” is actually confinement.