“I Heart E-Poetry” by Nick Montfort

Screen capture from "I Heart E-Poetry" by Nick Montfort. Short phrases comprised of two nouns and a symbol in between that functions as a transitive verb, in the same fashion as the work's title. Text: "Words (crescent moon symbol) O Conceptualism / We (checkmark) #Poetry / Eyes (copyright symbol) iSymbolism / We (crescent moon symbol) 'Erasure / Y'all (heart) #Punctuation / we (copyright symbol) iVerse / Eyes (heart) E-Erasure / Traditionalists (ampersand) iFashion / Eyes (copyright symbol) O Erasure / Words (club symbol) iConceptualism"
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This occasional poem celebrates the presentation of “I ♥ E-Poetry: 500 Entries Later” at E-Poetry 2013 on June 19, 2013. Based on Montfort’s own “Taroko Gorge” source code, this stripped down version generates lines inspired by the title of this blog (“I ♥ E-Poetry”) using four variables: a subject, a symbol, a prefix, and an artform. Part of the pleasure of this piece lies in reading it aloud, especially its symbols, which represent words compressed into single characters. Montfort understands the computational aspect of these characters, encoded into alphabetic systems such as (Ascii and Unicode) and decoded by both machines and humans. These symbols carry great amounts of cultural information, referencing card suits and avant garde artistic and literary movements, such as the ‘Pataphysical apostrophe.

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“Sea and Spar Between” by Nick Montfort and Stephanie Strickland

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This generative poem produces an expert mashup of Emily Dickinson’s poetry and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, described in detail by the authors in the introduction to their piece.

Sea and Spar Between is a poetry generator which defines a space of language populated by a number of stanzas comparable to the number of fish in the sea, around 225 trillion. Each stanza is indicated by two coordinates, as with latitude and longitude. They range from 0 : 0 to 14992383 : 14992383.

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“Taroko Gorge [2012 remix]” by Nick Montfort

“Riddles” by Nick Montfort

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“Fields of Dream” by Nick Montfort and Rachel Stevens

Screen capture from "Fields of Dream" by Nick Montfort and Rachel Stevens. Numerous empty fields with different names. Text: "Man Of War/Lady Of Peace/goat/python/cougar/re-arming/weapons/magazines"
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“10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 ” by Anonymous (by way of Nick Montfort)

Screen capture from "10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 " by Anonymous (by way of Nick Montfort) Text: "Run".
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“Taroko Gary” by Leonardo Flores

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“ppg256” by Nick Montfort

“Taroko Gorge” by Nick Montfort

Screen shot from “ Taroko Gorge” by Nick Montfort. Green background with part of a poem in white letters. Text: “The crag commands the ripplings./ Shape trails the rock./ track the tough objective clear dim -/ Brow commands the cove./ The crags hum./ Mists exercise the veins./ translate the rough objective clear dim - / Layers command the basins./ Shapes rest./ Mists trail the rock./ track the sinuous –“ In the right  corner of the picture there are words that read “Taroko Gorge/ Nick Montfort.” The title of the work in light green and the name of the author in blue.
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Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1: A Retrospect

Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 1
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1: A Retrospect

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