Category Archives: generative text

@nk_markov

North Korea recently published a list of 300 patriotic slogans, which read remarkably like Markov generated sentences. I’ve never been a huge fan of Markov chains for creating text, since the results can be somewhat haphazard and ungrammatical. However, when the source text is itself haphazard and ungrammatical, it seems fitting. @nk_markov takes these 300 […]

@tldrlit

Reading is hard. It takes time. Time is difficult to come by when life is filled with tweeting and snapchatting. Yet often there’s that nagging feeling that one should be ‘better read’. There are numerous books that we feel we ought to have read, if only maintain an erudite facade at our next cocktail party […]

@cosbot1

As we proceed through life, we build up our own reality tunnel of knowledge, opinions and expectations. Every now and then we are faced with a state of affairs to which we are unable to respond. We stop and ask ‘why?’ As children we ask profound, innocent questions, such as ‘why is the sky blue?‘ […]

@factbot1

The internet is a massive repository of information, from the profound to the mundane. Far too much stuff for a single human to handle, so we prefer to get our facts chosen for us, by newspapers, experts or friends. Increasingly these facts are supplied via social media, such as twitter or Facebook. Whilst we carefully […]

Yeezus as Art

The recording artist Kanye West is a fascinating juxtaposition of signifiers which could only come together at this point in time. He is also widely acknowledged as being, at times, a terrible lyricist. I wondered what the machine mind of the internet would make of them. And I know she like chocolate men I have […]