Today at #wordHack
MILTON LÄUFER (http://www.miltonlaufer.com.ar/) --- author of 'A Noise Such as Man Might Make'
LI ZILLES (https://twitter.com/thricedotted) --- author of 'Machine Unlearning' @thricedotted
RANJIT BHATNAGAR (https://moonmilk.com/) --- author of 'Encomials: Sonnets from Pentametron'
NICK MONTFORT (http://nickm.com) @nickmofo
Open projector #2
Response to Matt O'leary's Final Fantasy 7 GameFAQs poems. This one mixes in some queer slashfic. The "Daniel" voice synth reads this out
And this other one is from the ASCII art that shows up in every GameFAQ. "Alex" voice synth reads this one by saying the name of each individual character with varying intonation. "Kate" does the same but ignores the underscores
Here's Nick Montfort @nickmofo reading from The Truelist
This is gonna get a video elsewhere, I'll see if I can turn up a link
It is in fact a list of epic imagery
The heartweed welcoming the sac
The night line and the earwing
The life-board and the skybook
The river stone, dreaming
It's a 140 page text generated by a 1 page Python script with no imports, completely deterministic. Generates kennings or conceptual blends
This is the first book in the Using Electricity series
Nick reads from another one, Hard West Turn It's about American gun violence. Sounds very much like you blended every futile news report on mass shootings into one
"The man dreamed at night sometimes, and a sliver cut his consciousness by morning"
"Some fellow students thought of him as a loner. However,"
A Noise Such As A Man Might Make
It is two famous American novels mashed together with a well known algorithm
The selected text seems to have a lot to do with fishing, murder, and moving house
Creator of @firstname.lastname@example.org
The book, Encomials, is pentametron like tweets, but the different sections of the book each have extra rules. Sometimes they rhyme with each other
The chapter Southlander sounds more aggro
Another day, another Google doc.
Some people's eyebrows really bother me
Li Zillis @thricedotted
Machine, Unlearning is their new book
It is a lot of questions about text. Searches a conceptual space for clusters of relationships...not sure I understood this
"Is a shortcoming of text a shortcoming of totality?"
"Should feelings in text be like pixels in photography?"
"Are light and mists both rising?"
"Can blood be sweetened like milk?"
"Should blood hatch in the way that eggs hatch?"
Each poem has a core concept that all the questions are about
For Spirit, we have
"are spirit and charisma both manifestating?
"when something increases in spirit, does it increase in intellect?"
"is emotional spirit the same as an emotional streesor?"
"Why are revolutions and assimilations both abrupt?"
"Is computational revolution the same as computational reconstruction?"
"When someone practices revolution, do they practice alchemy?"
"Should revolution be wondrous in the way that joy is wondrous?"