March 27, 2013 Graphic Design App Converts Literature into Abstract Pictures

Note:  This story originally appeared on the School of Art’s website.

School of Art 4D and graphic design professor Evan Meaney, along with the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science department’s Amy Szczepanski, have created an app that converts data into images. Using the new Null_Sets app, they are converting works of literature, such as works of William Shakespeare and classics like Moby Dick and Frankenstein to name a few, into various bands of color, creating abstract pictures.

The amazing development is covered by the Knoxville News-Sentinel’s online edition, and the full article can be read here.

Abstract image representing The Wizard of Oz

Shown here is an excerpt from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, converted into a JPEG. This image was created using the Null_Sets app.