@_all_of_us_

  My final reading and writing electronic text project is, among other things, a Twitter bot that formulates and tweets generalizations, aphorisms, platitudes, and, occasionally, vaguely (and not so vaguely) offensive stereotyping statements. It is a “parody” of how our brains tend to overgeneralize everything all the time, e.g. having a bad…

RubiconBot, part 1

I’m curious whether my often vague, nonsensical Twitter musings can work as a source text for vague, nonsensical generative texts. The above are curated text pieces from a program that mines my 7-year worth of tweets to generate text that is (statistically) similar.

Another Semantic River

Concept My all-time favorite novel is Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I’ve been moved by its conceptual underpinnings in a tremendous way, and specifically, the idea that objects, concrete or abstract, have the potentiality to grow in meaning while still retaining and evoking all of their prior…

Recipes of War

The concept: This project is an implementation of the cut-up method for text synthesis, where two bodies of texts are used to produce a new one through the rearrangement of text units from both. The text unit I opted to use is the word, namely nouns. The basic premise…

Passwordify

The concept: Using Python, I wrote a program that takes in any text, iterate through the words, and replace the words with words from the 2,151,220 unique passwords according to this list.  The selection of the substituted word is made by first collecting the passwords that contain the original word,…