A strange kind of poetry

September 5, 2007

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Artist Rick Valentin created a wonderful art piece, where a computer searches the news websites on the internet for the two most used words every hour, which are then printed on a continious sheet of paper. Paul Schmelzer of Eyeteeth explains it beautifully:

“In these times when we can be paralyzed — or bored stiff — by the massive overload of available information, it’s something of an anti-Google, poetically simple and weirdly powerful in how it seems to distill down the biggest fears and obsessions of the hour into two simple words.”

See the online version of the feed here.

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