Manic Tweet Preacher

2017

Painting: Michael Arnold
Coding: Michael Arnold

Using Zach Whalen’s SS Bot, the Manic Tweet Preacher was born. I was interested in how easy it is to recycle the garbage posted online and add to the noise of misinformation and so put together an evangelical conspiracy theorist that posted absolute nonsense for a year.

It had to be shut down because people were actually replying, following, sending links to it and taking it seriously.

The painting is Caravaggio’s St Jerome that was repainted and served as the Twitter avatar.

@manictwtpreachr
Mark