Outlier invites exploration of the capacities and limits of algorithmic text analysis, to increase our knowledge of the function and potentials of these pervasive technologies. By combining these processes with data sonification, it creates a new form of augmented reading that encodes the analysis results into a hyperreal sonic backdrop.

Outlier does not supplant the ‘close’ reading process, but creates a multi-sensorial augmentation to it – a cyborg prosthesis which extends textual criticism towards a criticism of the cultural conditions it exists in.

Outlier runs on Mac OSX, and can be downloaded for free here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/9p4nulanuapm7l0/Outlier.zip