Four Score and Seven Slides Ago

Would Martin Luther King Jr's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech have sounded better delivered through a text-to-speech engine? Do Beatles tracks still produce emotion in MIDI form? These are questions artist Peter Norvig is trying to answer with his ironically convincing, 'Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation.' Using Powerpoint's auto-content wizard, Norvig adapted Abraham Lincoln's famous wartime speech into six slides with bullet point headings including 'What Makes a Nation Unique' and "Gov't of/for/by the people". After frustration with hearing countless boring presentations in an age where technology is supposed to solve our communication problems, Norvig's work might actually prove the opposite. -Jonah Brucker-Cohen