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Exeunt [2010]

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On one side of the sign, Exit - Latin for "He left" is modified to Exeunt meaning "They left." On the other side are the names of David Foster Wallace, Alan Turing, Albert Ayler, and other influential people and characters who committed suicide.

Using Processing and some Arduino microprocessors, I wrote a program to light the electronic signs in relative intensity to Google data on how often that person was searched for in any given week from 2003-2010, the date of which was displayed on a computer screen below.

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Images from installation at the Artlab, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010:

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