Hübsche Installation von Pip Thornton auf dem Edinburgh Festival, George Orwells 1984 als Börsenticker mit Preisen von Google AdWords.
The piece is called NEWSPEAK (2019), and involves the whole text of Orwell’s 1984 being shown as a stock market ticker-tape, with the word prices fluctuating according to live data from Google Ads (formally AdWords).
The monetised text will be projected from inside the InSpace Gallery on Potterow, and will be visible in the windows there after dark during the course of the Festival. A tally of the ‘price of 1984’ will be displayed in the window too, as well as communicated in social media #whatarewordsworth
#EdFringe19 highlight: George Orwell’s 1984 projected alongside real-time Google AdWords price per word. By @Pip__T. #BigBrotherIsWatching #CreativeInformatics #EdinburghFringe2019#DataLates pic.twitter.com/kABTBpcbTw
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