Category Archives: generative text

What does Diddy appreciate?

As a followup to The Nietzsche Cats I tried my hand at generating animated GIFs, the bedrock of the internet. I had stumbled across this image of P Diddy in front of the Mona Lisa and become fascinated by what else Diddy could be appreciating. Along with my friend Topfife we came up with a […]

Radio Eris

My friend JMR Higgs has written a book, an excellent book in fact, called KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money, concerning the influence of Robert Anton Wilson on the British rave band The KLF. listen The book takes in the themes of Discordianism and the works of Robert Anton Wilson as a way of explaining why […]

Algo-Politics

These two gentlemen are algo-politicians. Their faces, and the words they speak are a blend of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband. The text is generated from utterences made by the three Party Leaders in the House of Commons, harvested from Hansard via the wonderful TheyWorkForYou.com API As our politicians become interchangeable puppets of […]

Rap the BBC News

Hip Hop is sometimes described as ‘the word from the street’. However, we tend to spend most of our time digesting broadcast news as our source of global current affairs – a considerably more sedate form. I wondered whether the two could be combined – so I built a machine to Rap the BBC News. […]