This text is an organism (You are an environment)

2021

TTiaO(YaaE) is an interactive installation where the influence of the audience modulates a displayed text. By using their mobile phones and scanning codes, the audience can affect words in the text.

The system is utilizing an AI model, trained on words exerted from Google News. The model maps 3 million words into a virtual space with 300 dimensions. Each word has a position and thus a distance and direction to other words. In this space "Cat" and "Dog" are close neighbors but relatively distant from "Car" or "Philosophy".

By changing one of four factors (love, food, social relationships, and freedom) the long-term accumulated influences can "push" the text in this virtual text-space. For example by pushing the text towards - or away from - the concept of "freedom".

The original text is a quote from Conrad Waddington's 1957 book "The Strategy of the Genes".

Thanks to:

Medical Museion, Adam Bencard, Malthe Kouassi Bjerregaard & Jacob Lillemose
Salomet Grafik
FN Teknik & PD Glas
Gensim, Radim Řehůřek
Fred Sapey-Triomphe, Michael Nielen, Mar Canet
Thomas Flodgaard Kaufmanas
The team at Charlotteborg

Supported by: (big thanks!)

The Danish Arts Foundation

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