Life of Your WordsMultimedia installation, 2011 Artistic software, artificial life
Life of Your Words is a custom artificial life software which continuously analyzes ongoing discussion on social network twitter. Software searches for various keywords related to presence of life and, on contrary, to its absence. According to occurences of such words as life, vitality, aliveness, survival, birth versus death, dying, decease, perish, which are being analyzed in short-time intervals, it affects the presence of simple artificial life and visual form of the artwork. However, it doesn’t affect this life directly but through small changes in its environment instead, so the whole simulated micro-world represents a simple but autonomous and dynamic model of life.
A global "discussion about life" coming daily from over 180 million entries is in this case a condition for ability of this environment to survive as well as for its lifespan.