Wow words (not wordle)

I saw this a while back from the shifthappens conference http://kilo75.com/blog/post/shift-happens-review-notes.html and stored it away in the ideas-fridge to think about another day.  Whilst at our own conference, the Creative Agents Retreat, during a session on creative reflection – I decided to try and put this idea into practice for myself.  I initially described it as a personal wordle  – wordle.net for those who haven’t used it is an a website that uses an algorithm to count how often words appear in a body of text and then displays them, the more the word is used the lager it’s appearance.  However I feel that this exercise is more about capturing the essence of a discussion or meeting.

This activity gives me a feeling of pride in my notebooks – for too long they have just been dull repositories of task lists and things to remember – now they are perhaps becoming pieces of art in themselves.

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One Response to “Wow words (not wordle)”
  1. SallyF says:

    Much as I love wordle, I think these ‘handmade’ versions are much more evocative. Great idea.

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