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Jamie Brew (Botnik Studios)
Ana Valens @Ana
Byron Hulcher @hypirlink

But first, open projector

Todd's first, as "sacrifice"

"Hitchhiker" is meant to run on 2+ computers talking to each other. One is guide, the other, audience

The guide cues up websites like they're slides and shows them to the audiences. The guide can deface the websites and add sound effects and GIFs and things.

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Presenting a bound volume, Last Book Ever...a pop up book. He loves digital media and made this to answer the question, "What don't you want digitized?"

Rives is a paper engineer who made pop up books professionally once

The text is a poem that the book is reading about itself

There's a house of cards

There is a postcard, because those are way more personal than txt msgs

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Alexe collects words from the audience

Phlegm. What's its opposite? Bile

Unrelated: cat, opposite: dog

Result is a compass rose with these as its axes. Between phlegm and cat is rabbit. Rat is at the center

Word vectors.

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Skeleton Key, a game based on Borges' Library of Babel

The books are randomized, but not on the letter level--five word chunks from a public domain text mixed up. Different rooms have different patterns from different literary traditions

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Also word vectors.

You give it sets of similar words and it gives you pairs of words like them in meaning, and each pair sounds similar. One side of each pair is like a first set in meaning, the other is like a second

It's called RhymeGhoul

car*truck, Ken*Beth =>

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Diagrammatic indexical signs

Smoke is an index to fire. What of diagrams is as smoke is to fire?

This is a video and I thought I could get the URL but no. I'll try to get it later

It's called "M" and it will be public on Vimeo soon

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Byron Hulcher @hypirlink

Started going to Manhattan JS and they do Battle Decks aka Powerpoint Karaoke. You get a random assortment of slides and random people from the audience give presentations on it. They never picked Byron.

But then he found Glitch, and implemented the game on it. It generates a concept for an app (using Tracery) and you have to pitch it. Kind of like a card game I played, The Big Idea

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it was going to generate the slides too, but they weren't funny

But there's neil cicierega's @GoodSlides which gets suitably odd slides to be randomly paired with concepts

But there were some that weren't really suitable for Manhattan JS and they wanted to present it there. And anyway, it's less funny when it's obvs rude... so they made an admin interface for rating SlideShare gems

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byron sings the praises of manual content curation

App. Online Learning... For Zookeepers

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Next up is Ana Valens @Ana presenting Blood Pact

Made in 6 months in Twine. No branches

You're a librarian named Alexa, trans girl went through a break up, gets coerced into accidentally summoning a demon, but everything works out

Art by Callie G @chuuurls also on twitter

Despite no branches, still has a save feature, like bookmarks.

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There's going to be a premium version!

It will have color and more scenes. Extra aftercare.

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This is a demo of a technology that gives you lyrics with the correct phonetics for a song: The Weird Algorithm

Let's sing some X Files lines set to the tune of I Want It That Way

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This was inspired by a story on the composition of the song Yesterday, which until the last minute had totally inane lyrics

What if all songs are like that?

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Total Eclipse of the Heart with lyrics from "romance: medical"

Too fast for me to transcribe

The algorithm does not involve neural nets. It's just running a search engine for number of syllables and then scoring the results by matching vowels and the like

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@LogicalDash this sounds amazing, is there a link?!

I've been maintaining this list of Web adaptations of Borges stories (and some similar experimental fiction, like Calvino works) and this sounds like a good addition:

@npd I didn't get a link, and the game won't be out for a year or so

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