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2014 
CRT monitor, video projector, computer, speakers         

A poetry machine that uses the human genome as a music score, playing back a self-assembling video montage spanning the thirteen years it took the Human Genome Project to complete the first documented human DNA sequence.

If played continuously for the next sixty years, it would play all of the 3.2 billion letters (combinations of T, A, G and C) representing the human genome, as each letter the first of a word plucked randomly television broadcasts made between 1990 and 2003. Each time the work is exhibited, new video clips are added, offering an ever richer glimpse into a period in human history that began with the release of Nelson Mandela and concludes with the fall of Baghdad.

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2014 
CRT monitor, video projector, computer, speakers         

A poetry machine that uses the human genome as a music score, playing back a self-assembling video montage spanning the thirteen years it took the Human Genome Project to complete the first documented human DNA sequence.

If played continuously for the next sixty years, it would play all of the 3.2 billion letters (combinations of T, A, G and C) representing the human genome, as each letter the first of a word plucked randomly television broadcasts made between 1990 and 2003. Each time the work is exhibited, new video clips are added, offering an ever richer glimpse into a period in human history that began with the release of Nelson Mandela and concludes with the fall of Baghdad.