All posts tagged: words

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A Buttload of Schmick Words – Language in motion by Helge Hjorth Bentsen (ECAL)

Created by Helge Hjorth Bentsen at ECAL, the “English Dictionary of Neologisms 2011” and also known as “A Buttload of Schmick Words”  presents new words compiled during the past year. With entries structured as a narrative, the reader discovers current trends, events, and phenomena which mirror today’s society. Each word is illustrated and shows a personal […]

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Wordcollider – Colliding phrases and signing letters with phonetics

Created by Moritz Heller, Wordcollider was inspired by visualizations of particle collisions at LHC CERN. The software created in Processing accelerate two phrases against each other on a collision course. The collision splits the words up in their letters – “their elementary particles”. After collision, wordcollider visualize a signature for each letter, based on their phonetic characteristics.

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NewSpeak [Flash]

NewSpeak is a project created by Immo Blaese for anticensor, the 10th Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum. As new words are picked up every minute, NewSpeak will display the opposite meaning (antonym) based on an Orwellian scenario of doublespeak. The creation of a new over simplified language to limit the expressions and thoughts […]

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Strange Rain [iPhone, iPad]

Created by Operton and Erik Loyer, Strange Rain turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a skylight on a rainy day. Raindrops fall and splatter on your screen, shifting perspective as you tilt your device. Touch the screen and guide the path of the raindrops, stepping through the notes of an eerie melody as you go. […]

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Poetry on the Road [Processing]

Boris Müller has been creating visual theme for the Poetry on the Road festival since 2002. While the theme itself is changing, the underlying idea for the visuals is always the same: All graphics are generated by a computer program that turns texts into images. Below are two of the identities, created in the last two years. To […]

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IsoWords [iPhone, Games]

IsoWords a word search game for iPhone and iPod touch wrapped onto a three dimensional cube. Find as many English words as you can in the 3x3x3 cube in the allotted time to rack up points. The only catch is that the third time a letter is used, its cube is removed and the letters […]