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The World in Words

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 8, 2009 2 Comments

The video “The Child,” by French disc jockey Alex Gopher, created by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet (H5), is one of the most incredible videos I have ever seen. The world is visualized in words…skylines, taxis, people, elevators, roads, buildings…everything.

I have often thought about how texts mediate my world…and this video realizes that for me in the most amazing way! Enjoy.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.

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2 Responses to “The World in Words”

  1. Youki on: 8 March 2009 at 10:49 pm

    very nice video, in a weird way it reminds me of the Matrix scene where Neo “sees” the underlying code in the Matrix (the infamous hallway scene).

    What would be interesting would be a bi/multilingual perspective. I usually represent objects in English, but certain words are in Japanese (like gohan – rice, or ocha – Japanese green tea, mostly household terms). I wonder what other people’s lexical landscapes would look like.

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 8 March 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Hmmm…do I sense a new FIT video coming?

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