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My Name is Owen (2013)
digital projection with custom software written in Processing and Python

My Name is Owen is an art installation presenting a stream of pseudo-random sentences generated from content on the Owens Art Gallery website. Each sentence is unique, less than 256 characters long, and follows simple word-ordering rules learned from the website text. Sentences can be awkward, funny, profound, familiar, and sometimes even true. The system runs continuously throughout the fifty-one day exhibition. The projection is shown inside the gallery during the daytime and on a north-facing gallery window at night. Approximately 256,227 different sentences are shown in total.

My Name is Owen was shown at the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada from March 11, 2013 until April 28 2013.