2005-08-29: "Color Code" - Interactive Map of the English Language

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Martin Wattenberg and Jonathan Feinberg created Color Code, an astonishing interactive map of 33,000 English nouns:

A picture of 33,000 English nouns, grouped by meaning. Each word is given the average color of web images found when searching for that term.
[Wattenberg and Feinberg, 2005]
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Color Code is a full-color portrait of the English language.
The artwork is an interactive map of more than 33,000 words. Each word has been assigned a color based on the average color of images found by a search engine. The words are then grouped by meaning. The resulting patterns form an atlas of our lexicon.
[Wattenberg and Feinberg, 2005]


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References[edit]

[Wattenberg and Feinberg, 2005] Martin Wattenberg and Jonathan Feinberg, Color Code: A Color Portrait of the English Language, Retrieved at: August 29, 2005. http://loop.aiga.org/resources/loop/loop9/colorproject/index.html