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german-language edition of valence installed at the ars electronica center in linz, austria from september 2001 to august of 2002.


the piece allows the user to switch between a philosophical text by wittgenstein (second image), or goethe's faust (first image). valence builds representations of the word usage in the german texts, which can then be visually compared against one another. visitors can watch as the structure changes as valence reads the text, or examine the structure through zooming and rotation.

this piece was installed as part of ars electronica 2001
english and german descriptions from the ars electronica site