This is the paper Kate and I submitted along with our LOTW presentation, rendered into this gorgeous tagcloud by Wordle, a new tagcloud generator I saw today on Information Aesthetics. I love tagclouds anyway – but this one lets you play with layout, fonts and colors in a way I’ve never seen before. You can upload or copy and paste any text, or hook it into a del.icio.us account as a new way to see those tags. So much fun.
11 thoughts on “fun with words! pretty, pretty tagclouds for all”
Oh, I wish I could show this to people when they ask what our presentation was about….
Holy cannoli that is the coolest thing EVER! I made a pretty cloud and will so totally frame this sucker – awesome!
AMD, you are into some cool sh**..stuff. This looks beautiful. Wait till i show my creativity coach!! i can use it to make beautiful mind maps….
Oooooh cool! I love it.
Ok, I pasted in text but nothing happened?
i like your “glanceability’ tag, too
Sara – I have no idea what is going on with your wordle. Keep trying! Maybe a different computer? It’s worth it, though.
Margaret – I love my glanceability tag too – I saw the concept in a Lorcan Dempsey blog post a long time ago and it’s just stuck with me as a really useful way to think about visualizations.
Kate, Anna & Min – I totally want to go to all of your offices and see framed word art. I keep staring at mine – it’s like poetry and art and ideas :-)
Okay so i searched for words that mean like pretty and other words and got his and only this so if you could change the topican help me that would be lovely!
A lot of people find this post using searches that make me think they want the same thing you do, but you’re the first one to comment!
I think you might have better luck using a tool that is specifically designed to help you find a lot of words that mean the same thing, like a thesaurus, than you will using a search engine. There is a version of Roget’s thesaurus available at this link – http://www.bartleby.com/62/.
Search for “pretty” and you should get an entry with lots of other words that mean the same thing — something like this
I have been making word art for all of my finished papers…geeky but delightful.