Every Minute Counts
What if instead of the current electoral system - voting for 4 year terms and having little to no say over policies enacted - the public were able to impact political decisions in real-time.
With Britain scheduled to leave the European Union on 31st October 2019, Every Minute Counts utilises the social media platform Twitter to gauge the swing of public opinion on Brexit to leave or remain. Scraping the platform for keywords, collating the results and re-presenting them as a proportional colour gradient between those who desire to leave (red) and those who would vote to remain (blue). Every Minute Counts will run for the 44,640 minutes of October leading up to Britain’s exit from the EU, illustrating the British public’s shifting decision in real-time.
DAR Online Resident - October 2019