Places from Hip Hop-Lyrics painted with Light by an Industrial Robot

 Vimeo Direktlyrics, via Prosthetic Knowledge

Nettes Projekt von Staplecrops, die per Sprachanalyse von Hip Hop-Lyrics Orte aus den Texten extrahierten, daraus Geodaten ableiteten und die von einem Industrieroboter mit Licht auf einen imaginären Globus malten, mehr davon in ihrem Hip Hop Word Count-Tag. Nice!

Inspired by Pablo Picasso's light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.

(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count's new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm's movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.

Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement.