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Don’t Tell Ashton is an interactive art project which lets any Twitter user participate simply by replying to @donttellashton. Depending on the number of followers, the user will be represented by a bigger avatar. Hence the name of the project, Don’t Tell Ashton: if Twitter’s most popular user, Ashton Kutcher, were to add himself, his avatar would be so big that it would cover the entire frame.

When you move your mouse over the artwork, you can see the position of individual users’ avatars and the number of followers they have. Space seems quite limited, so you need to hurry if you want to be a part of the project.

While the idea is interesting, it suffers from some obvious problems. First of all, what if someone tells Ashton? His enormous avatar in a picture frame wouldn’t make much of an artwork. Secondly, the entire thing is a bit…unsightly. It reminds us of the Million Dollar Homepage which was fun while it was being built, but it ended up being quite an eyesore.

Still, the authors of the project, students from the Interactive Communication class at Berghs School of Communication, are quite serious about it, and the artwork will eventually be turned into a physical piece by Swedish artist Jon Holm.

That’s OK, just don’t tell Ashton.

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Tags: art, ashton kutcher, social media, twitter