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Turning words into music

Photo courtesy of Apple Inc.This week’s ‘language in new media’ post explores the ‘melody of microblogging’ in ‘The real sound of Twitter’.

21-year-old student Sam Harman, or “evil doctor tweet” as he is sometimes known, has created a programme which turns the global language of Twitter into music. Twinthesis, or ‘Twitter powered synthesis’, harnesses the daily tirade of tweets and transforms them into musical notes, reflecting the tone of the original tweet.

Listen to Sam explaining his project to Jon Kay on BBC Radio 4.

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