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
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I love the image Becca – very cool. Some things to consider is how technology factors into the poetic process – are you familiar with Oulipo poetry? You likely are – but if not it’s an analog form of generative poetry that is based on overlaying lenses and parameters on texts to create new works. The goal was re-contextualization. Generative poetry in a digital format has so many possibilities – especially the inclusion of other senses and environments. To me, pushing this form – really pushing it through the magic of 1’s and 0’s will more likely create a space for non-poets to enter…