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Doctoral Student, Composition & Cultural Rhetoric
Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities
Texts & Data Set Resources
per its creator Rob Beschizza, "the dumbest publishing platform on the web."
Darius Kazemi's Corpora
A bunch of lists of things formatted for easy use with Tracery.
Cheap Bots Done Quick
This site will help you make a Twitterbot! They're easy to make and free to run. To use it, create a Twitter account for your bot to run under and then sign in below. The bots are written in Tracery,
Making a Twitter bot in Python (tutorial)
Robin Davis's tutorial for a more robust bot. Use some simple Python to create a bot (you can even run it on a Raspberry Pi).
e-lit History & Examples
(ancient history) Nick Montfort's Memory Slam
Reimplemented computational poetry, electronic literature, and digital literary art that was originally developed on batch processing systems.
"House of Trust" by Stephanie Strickland
"House of Trust" is a generative poem, created with Ian Hatcher, to honor free libraries. Its structure is based on Alison Knowles's poem and sculpture, "A House of Dust" (1967), created in association with James Tenney and generally considered to be the first computer-generated poem.
" Paths of Memory and Painting," by Judy Malloy
recollected on this early morning is an electronic manuscript composed of arrays of lexia stacks. Time is elusive, as parallel trails lead to different parts of a narrative told by Dorothy Abrona McCrae, a Bay Area Figurative painter.
Case Law Project Limerick Generator
Limericks generated from the Case Law Access Project corpus.
Abraham Avnisan's Collocations
Collocations is a work of experimental writing that explores the disruptive implications of quantum mechanics for science, philosophy and literature. Designed for tablet computers, Collocations employs strategies of erasure, visual poetry, and algorithmically defined systems to produce a work of innumerable poetic texts.
Patrick's Poetry Prompt Generator
Poem prompt generator made for Found Poetry Review's 2016 National Poetry Month IMPROMPTU series. Topics selected from the Library of Congress Children’s Subject Headings. Books selected from HathiTrust Digital Library (serials scanned from the New York Public Library’s holdings with publication year of 1916).
Grayson Earle's NSA Game
Sometimes referred to as NSA Game, Terrorist Threat or HarmlessPhrase? is a browser-based game in which players discern which of two words or phrases is actually on the government’s naughty list.
Robin Davis's Nondescript
Nondescript is a web tool designed first to identify the user’s writing style (in terms of word frequency) from a given writing sample and message, then guide the author to make iterative changes to their message to lessen its probability of being attributed to them.
Tools / Resources / Platforms / Communities
Douglas Luman's Applied Poetics, a computational writing platform which features 50 different tools you can use to transform texts.
The N+7 procedure, invented by Jean Lescure of Oulipo, involves replacing each noun in a text with the seventh one following it in a dictionary. (In French, it is also referred to as the 'S+7' procedure.) Here you can enter an English text and 15 alternative texts will be generated, from N+1, which replaces each noun with the next one in the dictionary, to N+15, which takes the 15th noun following.
From useful tools that solve problems at work, to cutting-edge VR experiences, smart bots, and apps that help advance important causes, Glitch is a unique community where people have built over a million projects for you to discover, with new ones are popping up every day.
Ross Goodwin's Sonnetizer
Sonnetizer is a program written by Ross Goodwin that generates 14-line rhyming sonnets from any text corpus
Super-simple choose-your-own-adventure authoring tool.
Play Patrick's tinychoice game "wakeup
Messing with Text without programming