Update 9/8/2013 - The Twitter examples were broken. They are fixed and have been updated to use version 1.1 of the API (oauth). The projects demonstrate 3 methods of authentication:
- the streaming API via php
- the REST API via ruby
- sending Tweets using xively.com (aka cosm/pachube) and zapier.com as intermediaries.
Also a clarification: These tools are not meant to be turnkey Max solutions to using internet API's. They are more like recipes - some with other ingredients - like php, ruby, or node running in the background as OSC servers.
There's more on the way!
The Internet is a source of data which reflects the state of our world. Internet data can be mined, filtered, analyzed, and aggregated. It can trigger physical events. It can display the state of physical events.
These features combine to provide a valuable tool for artists. There are countless examples of data visualization, interactive media, sensor feeds, and collaborative art – which use the Internet.
Here are a few examples to help you learn how to use the Internet in your Max/MSP projects.