text2image is an online tool that does exactly what the name describes, but in a different way than one might expect. Rather than creating a typographic based image of the live text submitted, this tool renders an abstract image that is the translation of the given input.
The results of the process the particular text inputs go through are consistent but vary with any change of the entered textual data. The idea behind this tool emerged from focussing on the relationship of structure (binary code) to surface (interpreted and displayed result) in digital images.
Within the realms of data visualization + digital/glitch aesthetics, text2image explores an alternative way to create images and analyze texts.In deciding to release his tool for public use, Ted would like to gather as many diverse languages, types of text and ideas as possible to process through the system. So he would also appreciate if you spread the word – right after spending countless hours testing the tool yourself on www.text2image.org.
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