@inthescales Prior art in the field involves a lot of neural networks, which are nicely general; eg Thomas Dimson's "This Word Does Not Exist"
But they get garbled a lot. Not much internal structure
Instead she took the approach of using word elements, morphemes, to build a meaning
Similar to Fantastic Vocab by Greg Borenstein, which has fewer restrictions to fit historical patterns
Next up Qinru Zhang presenting a HitchHiker tour over Google Maps
Concerns their difficulty feeding themself while hiding out from COVID-19
Defacing the page of the specific online supermarket they got ingredients from, GF Super
Last open projector, Dan Lichtman
Presenting a game in progress, loosely themed about childcare and zombies
It appears to be made in Doodle Studio 95 but actually a lot of the sprites are scanned in from drawings or photos. Some 360 degree photos to provide skyboxes
Similar to the flatgame aesthetic but in 3d. Kinda contradictory I guess but it works
They're seeking contributors!
First featured presenter
Clarissa Littler "left adjoint"
About procgen poetry
But not generating poems. This is about generating *forms* of poetry
The simplest generator creates stanzas and chooses line length in syllables
For version 2, made it more configurable and less random, so you can eg. add some sine waves together to get a good stanza structure
Clarissa is reading poems they wrote in these structures. They're pretty intense
Versions 3 and 4 added some "concrete" characteristics, like indentation
Version 5 added metre
The notation gets kinda hard to read. Dash for weak syllable, asterisk for a strong one
It starts to specify rhyme schemes, leading to weird stuff like "you have to write a poem every line ending in the same syllable"
And they're working on constraints like rotations
They want to use wave function collapse, so you can supply a wee bit of a poem and it fills it out for you
Lesson: you can get a lot of inspiration from very little code
we got, uh
reincarnated into a space baby and then
used the mouse to move the baby to drink from bottles labeled "FUNK"
and then the server crashed
then typed ideas into the site to make a cake and then frost it
who is a claymation creature
And Cowboy Jobe's sermon is about the intrinsically political nature of art
"You can't take belief out of art any more than you can take sun outta a flower."
and i think this is a diatribe against Death of the Author?
or at any rate you need to care about the context of art's creation, such as the funk music Jobe plays, which is Black to the roots and so a white guy playing it is political
It's about cyberfeminism, and in particular, the attempt to make a physical book documenting the movement
People often assumed that the webpage was the final form of the thing
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