Category Archives: generative text

Algonory

Jackanory ran on BBC television from 1965 until 1996, and was a cornerstone of childhood for anyone raised in the UK between those years. The format was simple: an actor would read a book in fifteen-minute episodes, broadcast daily over the course of a week. Occasionally, still illustrations would be displayed alongside the reading. The […]

algocurios

My friend Matt Muir compiles a weekly newsletter of articles and links from across the internet (you really should subscribe). His prose style is distinct, and delightful, and the relatively short gobbets of text readily lend themselves to algo-manipulation. Plus, he has what can only be described as a mild case of Logorrhea – meaning […]

Chilcot compressed

I’m old enough to remember Tony Blair coming to power in 1997. The country ebullient at the thought of a left-leaning leader after 18 years of Tory rule. I also remember his inevitable fall from grace, highlighted by his obsequious relationship with George W Bush. In 2003 he led the country into an illegal war […]

Algo Incantations

I recently had the pleasure at speaking at ‘Adventures on the edge of culture‘ with John Higgs, Melinda Gebbie, Alan Moore and others. I wanted to create a new algorithmic work which could be distributed to the audience, and knowing they would be of an magickal bent, I entered Chapel Perilous and took a look […]

@trippingbot

Artificial intelligence is often measured up against human intelligence, and human intelligence is generally considered to be a sober, level headed sort of intelligence. The kind of intelligence one would expect from a human operating at the height of their faculties. However, if we actually look at ourselves, we find we often fall short of […]