Oh my ( ) – Calling for GOD in 48 languages using Twitter API

Created by Noriyuki Suzuki, "Oh my ( )" is an installation that calls GOD in 48 languages using Twitter’s API. The machine monitors the Twitter timeline in real-time and when a tweeted text includes the word god (in various languages), speakers sound “oh my god” (in the appropriate language) at the same time.

A Word, GOD in different languages implies the cultural complexity and the difference in our world, and the name of god is influenced by each religious contexts, racial exchanges, and invasions throughout human history. While the racial mixing all over the world at the moment, the segregation is also becoming vivid recently, and it's needed to reconfirm the diversity of the world from a bird's‐eye with the real data. The Internet was basically considered to represent the diversity at the beginning though, now that we tend to look at only what we like or just automatically recommended information. So I tried to fulfill the potential of the internet beyond the boundaries of the language.

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