I Hat an Idea



I Hat an Idea consists of 6 hats, linked to Twitter, and 6 hashtags: #eat, #live, #work, #travel, #sleep, #talk. Each hashtag can activate one hat, which prints Twitter discussions around the topic. Also, when someone wears the hat, it prints generated questions related to the topic.

This project was made for the inauguration of Pier 17, at San Francisco, for Swissnex. It was part of the exhibition #SOFTFORM made in collaboration with bureauA.

You can check out generated questions here

New version for FOST made in collaboration with Bureau 141



Case study

Swissnex wanted to allow people to react in realtime to talks given during the inauguration of Pier 17. As a result, we proposed the employment and utilization of a social network, to provide the inauguration with a tangible aspect. People could also take away a part of the printed conversations when they left the event.


Python / Twitter API

Hardware / Material

Raspberry pi / Laser cutting / Thermal printing

Events / Exhibitions

I Hat an Idea at the Swissnex Pier 17 Grand opening !