But first, open projector
An assignment for the School for Poetic Computation where they had to transform a corpus into a poem. So they used the 5yrs of txt msgs on their computer and made a search engine. Only didn't want to violate privacy so each result gets displayed for a single frame. But you can search for things there! And not really understand what you found
It turns out wine reviews are a good corpus for this because they're a couple sentences that are similar
And then did it with GPT-2 and deleted the parts that weren't limericks
Last is Ava
Whose video is a crackling fireplace
Just reading us crap from their notes app she forgot
A shopping list
Christie's amazon password
We stay together because of plums, washing off after, checking in store
Newton and the eggs
Ava and the redheads (assemble redheads)
Song name: I'M SCARED OF SEX
Living an enlightened life is exactly like falling in love...I don't kno what it means
A list of names with unchecked checkboxes next to them
Anyway here's Julian Jarboe, "Do androids log on and yell about electric sheeple?"
Julian's not a scientist who happens to work with a lot of AI people
The biggest supporters of legal personhood for AIs will be megacorps because it lets them evade liability
People who want you to know they work in AI are douchebags #wordHack
Julian likes Star Trek and wrote a poem about that one episode of TNG where Data makes babby. "The Android That Designed Itself"
"give me one of every skin that has ever been called excessive"
Three part poem. Each part for different audience. "this part's for the grad students in the room" #wordHack
If there are aliens and we meet them, first contact will probs be one robot meeting another. And the way NASA rovers are personified on twitter deserves literature awards.
So final poem "First Contact, Communion" about a long distance relationship with the mars rover. And god and stuff #wordHack
Brief overview of what the Talmud is. Eh, look it up
The important thing is that you normally study by reading the most recent commentary and drilling down. That means Talmudic law has more to do with the actual practice of Judaism than the original Torah
But never mind, the really important thing is that Talmuds have particular typesetting requirements #wordHack
And finally Ivan Anderson, writer and comedian who made Email Pro, a free service you sign up for where Ivan sends you email.
Parody of newsletters made in 2016 when they were a copy editor. Got sick of "that's not how a semicolon works" but could not stop. When it became unbearable, sent an antagonistic email to their friend Chris
Subject: what are you doing to stop childhood obesity?
Text: not enough.
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