Wordscapes is about connections, starlight, and cityscapes. Drawn from Project Gutenberg books from the 1900’s, we lift the words into a sea of stars. Topical and resonating words are connected by their occurrence, use, and frequency, each a different, vibrant colour. Same words form a stack of skyscrapers at the bottom of the image, representing the cityscape of all words in the book. Each image is unique for the book it is drawn from, injecting a certain emotion and meaning.
Above: "Laughter", based on a community translation of Henry Bergson's 1900 essay, "Le Rire".
Phil Gough and I co-authored digitally generated artworks based on public domain books. We are proud to say that our work is being featured by the SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community.
Below: "Knowledge", based on Alexander Phillips' 1915 essays published in "Towards a Theory of Knowledge."
Next: "Morals" (unpublished), based on a 1912 reprint edition of David Hume's 1777 work, "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals".