Hello World is a meme well known in the tech community. Novice programmers often learn their first programming concepts by printing "hello world" to the screen. This series represents the meme in many different natural languages, highlighting the ubiquity and universality of computing in modern life.
Also in the artwork are contemporary symbols (emojis, location balloons, video play buttons, power-up buttons,...) alongside the standard orthography of different languages. I invite the viewer to imagine the creation of written language systems as an ongoing, living human endeavor.
Each Hello World piece is a transparent part of a hanging cloud of information.