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.
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
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
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 =>
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
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
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
byron sings the praises of manual content curation
App. Online Learning... For Zookeepers
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.
Ana likes Twine for the text layout capability interleaved with pix
The game is for trans women and deemphasizes the genitalia in favor of the more general attitude of the scene
There's this one tentacle scene that Ana doesn't really get off on herself, but included because it's something trans lesbians seem to like, and she wants to normalize this (pretty sure this is consensual btw)
There's going to be a premium version!
It will have color and more scenes. Extra aftercare.
Jamie Brew sets up garageband, plays a keyboard, and it looks like they're navigating menus with it
And starts up karaoke
AND DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME
NOT TOD GORDON
HE WAS A MACHINE
DIDN'T YOU VINCE
HEY WAIT A MINUTE
DEBUT NIGHT I ROLL IN
OWEN LOOK ME IN THE EYE
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
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?
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
Bonus performer Darren Solomon
Performing an improvised tune for the Weird Algorithm to find words to.
And that is #wordHack
@npd I didn't get a link, and the game won't be out for a year or so
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