I intend to use this class to explore generative text as a new poetic form, culminating in the production of some kind of physical or digital artifact.
I’m still not sure what form the final artifact will take, whether it’s a physical book, an installation, an interactive web-based tool, a chatbot, a mobile app, or otherwise. My hope is that the form will eventually emerge through my experimentation.
Some major questions I still have about this work deal with the audience response. What can I build that will elicit an emotional response? Will people understand the intent of this project? How will they connect with it if they aren’t writers/readers/theorists?
Here’s the project map I sketched out during our class activity:
Resources & inspiration (an ongoing list I will update).
- Harry Giles on the strategies of Bot Poetics
- Lynn Cherney on story generation
- Darius Kazemi (a/k/a @tinysubversions) on How to Coax Soul from Machine