[meta] Mitch Schultz

Computational Creative, Emergent Experiences, Systems Storytelling

15 May 2018

Planck Institute creates game to study the evolution of language


Inventing a universal language. Recording its birth for science.

Can we communicate across the barrier of languages, with images instead of sounds? The scientists behind the color game will document the evolution of a new kind of language, a language beyond words. They will explore the way that new symbols emerge, acquire a meaning, or change their meaning, over time and across space. Will the color game give birth to different dialects, languages that only some people can understand but not others? Will the images of the color game evolve in the same way that words for colour evolved through human history? These are some of the questions that the creators of the Color Game hope to answer.