Todd does normal intros, open projector, 5 years of interaction between tech and language

Todd talks about the “Sacrificial poet” concept from Slam Poetry scene to absorb the negative energy and plugging the Wordhack anthology for sale

1st guest on Open Projector: Emily Saltz

“Human Human Autocomplete”

*Bossa Nova Lounge music plays*

Guest from audience starts with a phrase while Emily autocompletes the statement

“What”
“What does it take to self actualize”
“What kinda of algorithms do we even want in our lives”
“What time does this thing end”

Emily calls for another guest
Second guest also autocompletes

- Who’s
- Who’s shoes are taller than the sky
- Who’s gonna clean up after this

Correct answer: Who’s idea was it to have wordhack?

Last question
“Are we better than google?”
“What does it mean to be better, anyway?”

1st presenter: Nick Montfort
Telling ppl 2 come closer to see poetry on Commodore 64

1. Based on “Lines of Force”, realize the lines of force of the poem through period “.” and lower case “o”

2. Recursive text generator

See zine at nickm.com

Next pieces
“After Artists” inspired by 21st century poetry

Commodore 64 is not a kazoo, can have as much expressiveness as piano or guitar

“After Damian Hearst” unpictured

“After Donald Newman” snapshots, really more shown through motion

Follow

“After Jasper Johns” to evoke newspaper print flag painting

“A one line BASIC version of Andy Warhol ain’t easy”

“After Artists” piece inspired by work from Memphis Sanitation Workers’ strike

“The Deletionist”
Inspired by randomly deleting from error logs of Commodore 64

Can “read tea leaves” for messages like “LA TOO COMPLEX”

Crude verbal mentions of genitalia 

Audiovisual Poem coded with 6502 Assembly, Has been exhibited

“We have 3 more minutes”
“Turn up the reverb”

Nick Montfort rapping

Back from intermission

Explanation by Stephanie
Spoken word performance based on Medieval Tower Bell Ringing, permutations of ringing 7 bells

“House of Trust” Stephanie Strickland and Ian Hatcher
Spoken word performance

Ian Hatcher

Private

I wish to keep my sex life private, but I wish to have sex with you in public. Let’s discuss this privately.

Ian Hatcher did another poem. Did not get to record

See y’all in September! Grab an anthology! $10-20 for a laser engraved flash drive in back and online for $10 at toddwords.itch.io/wordhack-ant

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Babycastles Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!