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1 Corinthians 13

Wordle your way to some pretty cool art.  In about a second.  I was turned on to this web tool as an assignment this semester, strangely enough.  The basic idea is that you make a collage with words, and then personalize it using options like font, color, spacing, and language.  The result is pretty fun.  For example, I pasted in the text of 1 Corinthians 13 — the Love chapter (for Valentine’s Day, of course).  You can also do it using an RSS feed or del.icio.us links.  So, say, you want to sum up someone’s blog in a visually interesting way, just Wordle it away!

P.S. — The NY Times has been using Wordle to create images in their ‘Visualization Lab.’  One that I found pretty interesting is Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address.  Take a look around!

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