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  • 2021

  • Denkring

The Denkring is a word creation device. It generates both existent and non-existent German words. Whether meaningful or meaningless, discorvering the words is fascinating and very entertaining, especially in the case where they are non-sensical.


Each ring contains an array of building blocks. The device thus gives you the option to arrange the building blocks in every possible permutation. By rotating the circles, new words are configured.


My project Denkring is a digital version of Georg Philipp Harsdörffer’s Fünffacher Denckring der Teutschen Sprache. It was invented in 1651 and its name roughly translates to Fivefold Ring of Tought of the German Language.


Click here to try!