skin | wood | iron listens. When someone in the world tweets one of these words, it plays the binary code for that word as a rhythm using the corresponding sound: skin against skin, wood against wood, iron against iron.

We are now forced to be distanced from each other, our interactions increasingly virtualised. These sonic reminders of both the activity of others and the basic elements of our physical reality serve as a soundtrack to our isolation and a message that this too will pass.

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Sometimes tweets can be offensive. We've filtered them by a list of offensive words, but even then, people can still use inoffensive words in offensive ways, so we've redacted them. Show tweets