September 2017

The Institutional Response Generator: Your Hot, New, Go-To Tragedy Response Bot

This commentary was originally posted on September 17, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  The Tracery Project as a platform excites me because it gives an avenue for less technically advanced, but highly procedural minds to explore the predictability of texts. When I say

Write Bad Poetry, Sing Out of Tune, and Other Relevant Platitudes If The Robots Don’t Take Over

This commentary was originally posted on September 13, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  In “What Can Poets Do About Robots”, Giles offers less of an instructive manual and more of a value-laden vision of a future human co-existence with robots. He begins

The Hoax of Originality

This commentary was originally posted on September 4, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  Surely, the question of human framing is central to any discussion about computer-generated art. Last Tuesday, we read Marie-Laure Ryan’s The Many Forms of Interactivity. Ryan’s piece exposes a key

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