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Permanent installation at the library of Amalie Skram videregående skole, Bergen.
Commissioned by Hordaland Fylkeskommune. Photo: Pål Hoff.

Text on LED-display.

The text displayed is generated by a custom made program, written by Sindre Sørensen, and changes once every 24 hours.
The syntax of the sentences is based on the structure of Norse proverbs, while the words are collected from Norwegian newspapers
via the service Norsk Aviskorpus. The program is set to choose words that appears in the news for the first time, as well as the words that
are used most frequently the very day when the sentence is on display. The resulting - mostly absurd - sentences will therefore never be repeated.

Go HERE to see the current text.

Programming: Sindre Sørensen (SEDB)
Language consultant: Gyri Smørdal Losnegaard