My previous twitter robot inspects the way language is curated by a distinct group of individuals – the chatter of celebrity gossip mongers. This incarnation, @the_w0rd_0f_g0d mines an entirely different source.

I have used three corpora as source text for the messages, The King James Bible, The Qur’an and the works of L Ron Hubbard. The language of the first two are broadly similar, and produce plausible text when combined. The latter, by virtue of being primarily a self-help guide, rather than a set of explicit fables and scriptures, has a very different linguistic form, and can be easily spotted in the resulting tweets.

As with @the__truth, the results are hit and miss, however there are gems of linguistic beauty every now and then.

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2 Responses to “@the_w0rd_0f_g0d”

  1. July 20th, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    [...] auto-generated text has long been an interest of mine, from the simple twitter robots (the__truth, the_w0rd_0f_g0d) through the autogenerated music reviews of CutUp magazine and the ongoing installation work as [...]

  2. March 15th, 2013 | 4:46 pm

    [...] to spot, not least for their simplicity and clear agenda. I built a couple for myself (@the__truth @the_w0rd_0f_g0d) which create messages from remixed publicly scrapable sources (religious texts, celebrity gossip). [...]

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