Tour the ‘Trump Presidential Twitter Library’ without leaving your home

[The debut of the 3D, interactive virtual tour of The Daily Show’s “Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” exhibit which was only open for a few days in New York City is notable on its own and also as an example of what may become an important trend: the creation of virtual versions of limited term, limited access, non-mediated experiences so that many more people over long periods of time can have (a version of) the experience. This short story is from CNN, where the original includes a photo gallery and the 0:31 minute exhibit welcome video. A similarly short video from The Daily Show from June 19 announcing the virtual tour and a press release about the exhibit are available from Comedy Central, and coverage of this and several other art projects about Trump’s tweets is available in The Washington Post. –Matthew]

[Image: A crowd waits in line to enter “The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,” last weekend’s pop-up project from “The Daily Show” that was made up of actual tweets by President Trump. (Justin Lane/EPA). Source: The Washington Post]

Tour the ‘Trump Presidential Twitter Library’ without leaving your home

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
Updated Tue June 20, 2017

(CNN) If you didn’t get a chance this weekend to pop over to the pop-up “Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” in New York City, Comedy Central has you covered.

The network created a 3D, interactive virtual tour you can take now that the exhibit has closed.

The free exhibit, which was unveiled last Friday, is the brainchild of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”

“We are living through a rare moment in history,” Noah said in a welcome video posted online on Monday. “Possibly the last moment in history and thanks to Twitter, we have unprecedented access into an American President’s complicated inner life, whether we want it or not.”

The tour takes you through the entire library, which includes Trump’s tweets framed on the wall, a Trump nickname generator and a replica of the Oval Office where those who visited in person were able to send a tweet from a golden toilet while wearing a robe and a Trump wig.

The exhibit was located in Midtown Manhattan, right up the block from Trump Tower.

“The Daily Show” announced in March that the “library” would be open for a few days in June.

“Every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has been honored with a meticulously curated memorial library commemorating the documents of historical value crafted during his time as leader of the free world,” the show said in a press release.

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