A while back I made a post about Words as Art. That post and the pictures in it were partially my inspiration for a project I’m doing in Digital Studies. We have to take something (Anything – a book, a video game, etc.) and use some sort of computer tool to interpret that text. I decided to do something with Pride & Prejudice, not only because it is one of my favorite books, but also because it is one I know really well, and because it is in the public domain. What I decided to do was make various word clouds from chapters of the book. I’ve already finished all the word clouds, and I will be making a separate page about the project. So for now, I’ll just give you a glimpse:
I think it’s turning out really well, and I’m excited to post the final product.
At any rate, I recently came upon another piece of words as art and thought I’d share it. I mentioned before that I watched The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and I follow most of the actors from that show on Twitter. While I’m a huge fan of the LBD, I haven’t quite morphed into the fan who makes fan art. That isn’t to say I have anything against fan art – in a lot of instances, I think it is the coolest thing. Myself, I have never really wanted to make fan art, but I really appreciate the effort fans put into making something beautiful and creative. And in all honesty, what is my Digital Studies project if not fan art of Jane Austen’s classic novel?
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This picture is inspired by Episode 87: “An Understanding.” I won’t go into the details, but it is truly one of the best instances of acting I have ever seen. The other inspiration for this picture is the song “No One is Alone” from the musical Into the Woods.
The marriage between these two shows is perfectly exemplified in this picture. The lyrics from the song make up the tree, and in the foreground is Lizzie comforting her younger sister, Lydia, telling her that she is not alone. This song and this episode both have the same underlying message; no one is alone. To see them united so perfectly in this interpretation, really illustrates how fan art can add so much to the reading of any text.
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