TGIC by Romain Tardy

Into The Great Wide Open Festival, The Netherlands 2018, 30 August - 2 September

"What do we say we’re interested in? What are we actually interested in? In the intimacy of our smartphone or computer, we secretly tell Google what we’d like to know about.

By fetching most looked up words from Google search and Google news in real time, and by bringing them to the public space through visual and sonic signals, The Great Indecision Council proposes to the visitors an involuntary self-portrait of our contemporary networked society.

The Great Indecision Council works exclusively with data from the country in which it holds the session, which is mixed with visual content and animations designed by the artist."

- Romain Tardy

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I was in charge of collecting data from what people was searching on google in real-time. By using Google Trends API, web scraping and Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API we could reproduce with voice the real-time searches.

Original concept and design: Romain Tardy
Production: Into the great wide open in association with MU art space
Sound design: Loran Delforge
Software development: Hand Coded studio