I couldn’t resist using Wordle on Quran. I would be interested to see a word cloud for the entire text, but for now Sura 1-4 will do.
As an Atheist I am very much interested in Humanity, and religion which is man’s desire for faith and how it manifests itself gives me a better understanding into our vunrability.
This word cloud image was generated using the http://www.wordle.net
It is Forugh Farrokhzad’s poem “Another Birth”.
You can read the poem here:
I’ve developed an interest in Art that is based on real life data or in this case data from an unexpected source.
I came across TextArc a few years ago, but I didn’t think of it as Art until recently.
TextArc uses the two major classics of Hamlet and Alice in Wonderland to demonstrate how on a single page text could be visually represented. The viewer’s eye absorbs more data which it wouldn’t if you read the text in a serial page to page.
Why don’t you have a play for yourself: