Multilingual, 2020

Touchscreen, computer, custom software, visitor data

Planet Word

Over 6,000 languages and dialects are spoken and signed in the world today. Multilingual is a data-driven artwork visualizing how many of those languages have been used by visitors to Planet Word. Each bubble is a language, connected to a point below representing the visitor who speaks it and the place the visitor lives. Related languages are organized into groups of similar color. The growing collection of bubbles is a dynamic record of all the languages spoken and signed in the halls of Planet Word since its opening.

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