Peter Crawley, Order Chaos
“Murmur Study” is an installation created by by Christopher Baker in collaboration with MÃ¡rton AndrÃ¡s JuhÃ¡sz and the Kitchen Budapest that examines the rise of micro-messaging technologies such as Twitter and Facebook’s status update. One might describe these messages as a kind of digital small talk. But unlike water-cooler conversations, these fleeting thoughts are accumulated, archived and digitally-indexed by corporations. While the future of these archives remains to be seen, the sheer volume of publicly accessible personal — often emotional — expression should give us pause.
This installation consists of 30 thermal printers that continuously monitor Twitter for new messages containing variations on common emotional utterances. Messages containing hundreds of variations on words such as argh, meh, grrrr, oooo, ewww, and hmph, are printed as an endless waterfall of text accumulating in tangled piles below.
Louise Phillips -
pencilled, as it were: 10,058 English wordsgraphite on paper - - 2011 - 30 “ x 22 “
Anne Lindberg - Democracy (2005)
wooden table, wire words | transcription of Commencement by Terry Tempest Williams from The Open Space of Democracy
Sean Landers, This painting is … (2004)
— Emma Donoghue, from Slammerkin (via aubade)