Word as Image

Make your own linguistic collage

They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well no one takes this more seriously than the folks over at Wordle, a website devoted to creating images from words themselves. It's a Java application written by Jonathan Feinberg, allowing users to create their own images from texts they have written or selected themselves. The program arranges the selected words in any number of random configurations, and allows the browser to modify the fonts, colours and prominence of words according to taste.

Having a little too much time on my hands, I thought I'd experiment with the application for awhile, finally settling on the image above - a list of my interests. Naturally, the word 'Beckett' is the most prominent. You can try the web-based application for yourself by clicking here, but be warned - it's strangely addictive.