words.art

May 25th, 2012

untitled (put the blame on VCR)


We
words
used
to
make
your
VCR. Take
a
newspaper.

There.

You
want
to
talk
about
how
to
make
films
?

yonder construction

Modified template of single-syllable lines run through jGnoetry (with some manual editing). The syllable-counting engine is imperfect.

I used the default sources, with Shakespeare @ 0%, leaving us with 50% Tristan Tzara and 50% Lawrence Lessig.

I’ve been re-wiring jGnoetry as a side-project (it is OpenSource, after all). I haven’t yet got to changing any functionality — it’s more been about refactoring, separation of presentation and calculation, etc. A good exercise while I think about the program, and it’s implications for TextMunger.

Hitting a syllabic rhythmic structure doesn’t hold a lot of draw, for me [gasp!]. But what I definitely like is the ability to save chunks of the output, and regenerate the gaps — and having said regeneration be from the same markov-model. Or from a different model, but, hopefully, keyed from the ends of the gaps.

The Anderson Poems had some sections I would have liked to have modified — but charNG doesn’t offer a simple way to do that. jGnoetry theoretically allows the use of source-text-as-template, but with random-offset lines I found the experience less than perfect. Not to mention the need to regenerate the corpuses from one application to the other.

blog vs wiki

I’m still grappling with having both a blog and a wiki. I think that blog-posts are a little more ephemeral, or better suited to date-ordering, as they may be multiply classified, whereas the wiki is pre-sorted into sections. Yes, the blog has Categories, which may correspond to wiki Groups. But the blog’s default ordering is time-wise. So the front-end gives us a different viewpoint.

And putting a text in here, first, allows me to stare append notes that might be distracting from the way I think it should be viewed in the wiki.

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