Description: Listening to someone tell a story is an experience common to all. This is where I drew the idea of Stories Told (Robin Dawes, text) who wants to explore the act of telling. But instead of being a particular story, the text is written in a computer-generated pseudo-language. It is known to give the impression of a real language, but it takes its importance in Told Stories as a signifying word. All listeners, regardless of their language or culture, share the experience of listening to a story told in a foreign language. The text was produced by software programmed by Robin Dawes. His software uses a statistical analysis of the Oxford English language dictionary to produce new words that have the same distribution attribute as the letter combinations of English. These words have been grouped into phonetic classes to create four distinct 'dialects'.
Creator: Scheidt, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1956-
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