From Rhizome Artbase

The composition consists of the word ‘world’ translated into society’s most common languages (according to research done by SIL International) in their native script. Each word is then utilized as the exclusive material to construct an iconic form.
Each icon is created via an automated process in which the word (in text format) is vectorized, re-proportioned into a 1x:1y configuration, and then multiplied at 90 degree intervals and their respective mirrored states. The result is the creation of a small mandala-esque object which is a 32x32 pixel .swf file less than 1KB in size. However, as the vector information is embedded within the .swf, it can be rasterized to an infinite size without pixilation.