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Poetry Generation Terms with JanusNode

November 22, 2011

On a comment on JYNX’s “Nonsense/Unsense” post here I talked a bit about the difficulty in finding a stable term for “what we do here” (i.e. poetry generation? gnoetry? interactive text remixing?)

I mentioned this over on netpoetic.com while announcing our poetry collection and I end by proposing a D&D/Lisp-like ludic expression:

(((1d3)(post-,avant-,'pata-))
 ((1d6)(computational,digital,procedural,appropriative,stochastic,aleatoric))
 ((1d3)(poetic,lyric,verse))
 ((1d3)(generation,production,authoring)))

But in my haste I forgot to implement! So here you go:

There are currently 6 x 19 x 8 x 5 = 4560 different combinations, ensuring a steady supply of novel terms for the near future. Admittedly some of them are a little redundant, like “computational rhyme computation”, but how can you argue with ‘pata-uncreative metered line generation?

Anyway, this was implemented in the JanusNode generator, the files I wrote are in the usual place, if you already have the older ones the new files are: e_pg1a, e_pg1b, e_pg2, e_pg3, e_pg4 in the “for-BrainFood” directory, and the “Poetry Generation Terms” directory in the “for-TextDNA” directory.

OK, off to do some avant-ludic stanza computation…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 22, 2011 9:39 pm

    Translated in IM:

    [post-/avant-/’pata/meta] [gnoetic/aesthetic/masochistic/abysmal] [text/verse/poetry] [generation/computation/authoring/manufacture/production/excretion]

    avant- masochistic text computation
    post- aesthetic text computation
    meta gnoetic text manufacture
    ‘pata- aesthetic poetry production
    post- masochistic verse manufacture

  2. November 22, 2011 9:52 pm

    avant-masochistic poetry excretion FTW!

  3. November 22, 2011 9:57 pm

    post-Oulipo bondage sacrament

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